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Heard the one about the ambitious, bloodthirsty Seoiges?

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Heard the one about the ambitious, bloodthirsty Seoiges from the 16th Century?

Pirate Queen of Connaught, Gráinne Mhaol is the subject of the concluding episode of Holding Out For A Hero, comic Neil Delamere’s journey through Ireland’s heroically flawed past.

Holding Out For A Hero on Monday, 22nd December on RTÉ2 9pm.

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Should there be room in your stocking.

A sample sale from the latest collections by Irish designers.

Natalie writes:

Hi, we are having a Sample Sale today and tomorrow, 13 designers all under 1 roof, great discounts so perfect for Christmas gifts/stocking fillers…..

Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’

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Robert Longo’s Untitled (Ferguson Police August 13, 2014) is a 10-ft wide charcoal drawing of a line of faceless cops, clad and helmeted in black, silhouetted against searchlights in a swirl of illuminated smoke. This is a brilliantly powerful drawing, based on photographs taken on the angry streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer there on 9 August.

Larger image.

Why a charcoal of police in Ferguson is the most important artwork of 2014 (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian)

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Tennis balls Neon pom poms for the lobes?

Dinner plate-sized rings for the hands?

Oh go on then.

Emmie writes:

I run a jewellery business called Emmie Lou. All Emmie Lou Jewellery is designed & created in Ireland. Emmie lou is all about creating bold, statement pieces for confident women with a daring sense of style. I sell online [link below] and I also sell through the Loft Market, top floor of The Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2 and at various markets in Dublin and the surrounding areas. This Sunday I will be at the Block T Christmas market. Happy Christmas…

Emmie Lou Jewellery

Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’. No fee just a virtual ear rub.

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Former assistant Dublin City and County manager George Redmond

As honest as the day is long.

Former Assistant Dublin city and county manager George Redmond has corruptions findings against him withdrawn (Independent.ie)