From left: Bernard Daly, Tiarnan O’Mahoney and Aoife Maguire

All sentences are to begin immediately. Judge McCartan said it was clear the accused engaged in a deliberate and ongoing fraud to stop the accounts of their employer, Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick, from being disclosed to Revenue.

The judge called Anglo a “very sick bank” which “took a very, very dishonest approach to Revenue.” He said the accused’s actions were “done out of misplaced loyalty but were still dishonest and were against all good banking principle and practices.”

Ex-Anglo officials jailed for between 3 years and 18 months (Paul Cullen, Irish Times)


Lawyers of Sean FitzPatrick want October trial postponed due to publicity from trial of Anglo officials (Newstalk)

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In his quest for vintage bodywork, chrome dreamer Patrick ‘Carspotter’ Cummins travelled to Walkinstown, Co Dublin and returned with these three stone cold classics.

1. Ford Zephyr: “I was delighted to randomly happen upon this Ford Zephyr 6 Mark III. The Mark III was manufactured between 1962 and 1966 and used a 2.55L inline 6 engine. My father recalls the Zephyr being used by the Gardai in the mid 1960s.”

2. Mercedes 280SE (W116): “The 2.8L variant of the early Mercedes S-Class was its entry-level engine. Nonetheless it’s such a shame to see a car of this caliber in need of a mountain of TLC. I’m no expert on old Irish registrations but could this be an original Irish car?”

3. Unidentified Fiat Coupe: “I came across this car lying up abandoned in a garden. At first glance I thought it was a Jensen Interceptor but then came to realise it was an old Fiat. My hunch tells me it’s a 124 coupe but maybe someone can clarify what model it is. Anyone?”

Pics; Patrick Cummins


John Murray (left) and Ryan Tubridy

With news that Ryan Tubridy is the long term replacement for John Murray on RTE Radio 1 between 9-10am weekdays….

Philip writes:

Can anyone explain the thinking behind this move? Ryan Tubridy’s brand of radio did not work before on Radio 1, he was then moved to 2Fm where the brand also did not work….Now they’ve put him back on Radio 1. WHY!? Also where has John Murray gone to?



There will be suds.

After a quick introduction to Tacos in Los Angeles, Brian Patton (top left) and Michelin star chef Peter Zinter (right) travel to San Francisco to visit El Farolito (“The Most Life Changing Burrito in America”), Mission Chinese Pop-Up, the famous Mikkeller Bar SF, Toronado Craft Beer Bar, and Magnolia Gastropub and Craft Beer Bar.

This seven part series is lovingly presented by and will appear at lunchtime daily for the next week before beginning a weekly schedule.

Reviews welcome below.

Yesterday: Meet The Food & Beer Geeks

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And breathe.

You may recall the controversial booze-free, yoke-lite early morning Morning Gloryville yoga rave last July at the YogaHub studios on Camden Place in Dublin.


On Wednesday, they celebrated their first birthday at Hangar, Andrew’s Lane in Dublin 2 – with help from electronic fiddler Daithí Ó Draonaí (third pic from bottom) and assorted carnie folk.

Par-tay, in fairness.

Pics: Humans of Dublin via Morning Gloryville Dublin

Previously: While You Were Sleeping

Peter Varga Photography

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This morning.

Protesters including Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan (pic 3), outside the Department of Justice offices on Stephen’s Green this morning, calling for the release of 21-year-old Afghan asylum seeker Walli Ullah Safi from prison.

Walli, who can’t speak English, was found walking on the M7 in Dublin two weeks ago. He had no documentation and was held in Cloverhill Prison where he was badly injured when a riot broke out at the jail on Wednesday.

(Sam Boal/

Previously: Free Walli

Calls for Justice Minister to provide protection for Afghan man assaulted in Cloverhill Prison (Newstalk)

Pics: Paula Geraghty



Thanks Anon Racism


Lucia and Jim O’Farrell, top, and their late son, Shane

Sunday will mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Shane O’Farrell.

Shane was killed in a hit-and-run in Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan by Zigimantus Gridziuska, from Lithuania, on August 2, 2011.

Gridziuska was on bail for several offences at the time and was on suspended sentences in the Republic and the North that should have been activated prior to August 2, 2011.

He was stopped by the Garda Drug Squad just an hour before the hit-and-run and was allowed to continue driving despite having no tax.

Family friend Catherine Costello writes:

Shane’s loving parents Lucia and Jim and his older sisters are in a very anguished state and please ask your readers  to pray for them on Sunday. Their pain makes me ashamed to be Irish aided and abetted by sheer incompetence.

Earlier this month Lucia travelled to the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, Donegal to speak to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald about her son’s death but only managed tell her: ‘I’m not going away, you know.’

Mrs O’Farrell has begun legal action against An Garda Síochána, the Minister for Justice, and the State over Shane’s death. She is also suing the Minister, the Attorney General, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Garda Commissioner, along with Gridziuska.

Ms O’Farrell was among a delegation of families who travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels in May, in an effort to seek justice for their dead relatives. The delegation was accompanied by former Garda John Wilson and journalist Gemma O’Doherty.

Bail reform too late for victims of 10,600 crimes (Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent)

Previously: Delay, Deny, Lie Then And Cover-Up

Thanks Catherine Costelloe

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Benburb Street, Dublin 7

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Raised tarmacadam area near Inchicore/Suir Road

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Beside the LUAS bridge at Heuston Station, near the Ashling Hotel

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Devoy Road, Dublin 8, beside the Luas Red line

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Ushers Street, Dublin 8

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On Exchange Lower in Temple Bar area

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17, Dame Street

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Thomas Ct, Dublin 8, near St. Catherine’s Church

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Thomas Street West, Dublin 8

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Bridgefoot Street, Dublin 8

Vacant sites in Dublin, photographed by ‘Reusing Dublin’ in the last two weeks.

Reusing Dublin is a project which aims to find and share information about vacant or underused spaces in the capital.

See more here.

Reusing Dublin

Previously: ‘The Housing System In Ireland Is Dysfunctional’