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Behold: the Aviatore Veloce Turbojet 100 coffee maker – a sculptural, aviation-grade aluminium alloy, stainless steel and bronze, single serving, high pressure brewing system that’s apparently very easy to operate despite its daunting appearance.

It’s also something of a collector’s item as only 100 will be made. Price on application.

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Demeterblack metal from Cork veterans

What you may need to know…

01. Bleak yet subtly atmospheric black metal is the modus operandi for Cork four-piece Demeter.

02. Comprised of veterans of Irish metal and hardcore, including members of Kawtiks, Soothsayer, Dominus, Slugbait, Hope is Noise and one-man project Molde, the band have more than enough miles behind them.

03. Streaming above is the band’s first demo, Blight, available now for free download from their Bandcamp.

04. Catch them tonight in Cork at Fredz, supporting for Soothsayer, and on the 25th of February at the Urban Assault all-dayer, confirmed for An Spailpín Fánach on Cork’s North Mall.

Verdict: Raw and unremittant black metal with a quietly melodic sensibility, alternating between barebones riffing and blast-laden noise.

Demeter

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Reaction last night’s broadcast on RTÉ One of Atlantic, an Irish-made documentary charting the politics of resource management in the North Atlantic – from the perspectives of three different fishing communities in Norway, Newfoundland and Ireland.

Meanwhile…

Morris writes:

I am living ‘abroad’ so I can’t watch Atlantic on the RTÉ Player. What gives?

Anyone?

Previously: For Your Consideration

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Every little good deed and all that.

John Gallen writes:

It was lovely to get this from the gang in The History Press this morning :) Wishing Brian White success with the Little Book Of Bray & Enniskerry! And thanks Broadsheet for posting in your ‘are these yours?’ / lost n’ found!

Have a great weekend!

FIGHT!

Previously: Left In A Dublin Bike

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NO REPRO FEE 09/12/2016 Pictured at Barretstown Castle in Co. Kildare today were An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., Maurice Pratt, Chair of Barretstown and Dee Ahearn, CEO Barretstown with Ben MacHugh (14, blue jacket), his brothers David (12, left) and Patrick (9, front), and Cillian McDonnell (9, 2nd from left) and his sister Cliodhna (10), as An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. officially opened the new Dining Hall at Barretstown, the charity for seriously ill children. ‘Elizabeth's Tree House', the new 'heart' of the camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of campers, providing a combination of excitement and tranquillity inside its modern tree house design. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
NO REPRO FEE 09/12/2016 An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. officially opened the new Dining Hall at Barretstown, the charity for seriously ill children. ‘Elizabeth's Tree House', the new 'heart' of the camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of campers, providing a combination of excitement and tranquillity inside its modern tree house design. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

This morning.

Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace,  County.Kildare

Taoiseach, Enda Kenny  officially opened the new Dining Hall at Barretstown, the charity for seriously ill children founded by the late actor Paul Newman in 1994.

‘Elizabeth’s Tree House’, the new ‘heart’ of the camp is specifically designed to meet the needs of campers, “providing a combination of excitement and tranquillity inside its modern tree house design”.

Middle pic from left: Enda Kenny, Maurice Pratt, Chairman of Barretstown and Dee Ahearn, CEO Barretstown with Ben MacHugh blue jacket), his brothers David ( left) and Patrick (front), and Cillian McDonnell (2nd from left) and his sister Cliodhna.

Barretstown Tour

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Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE ‘large’ to spend wildly at any of the 14 Golden Discs stores nationawide.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play on MONDAY.

This week’s theme: Krautrock.

What West German electro confection gets your motorik ticking?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

‘When introducing the delicate beauty of Krautrock to the uninitiated I always play_________________________________by_______________________’

Lines MUST close at 2.15pm MIDNIGHT STAY OPEN until Midnight Sunday.

Golden Discs

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Protest outside the INM egm, Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2 on Monday

We have come to a dividend in the road.

David Wall writes:

As the Christmas approaches the Gardaí have issued a well-timed reminder to be vigilant about theft. Key times for shoplifting and bag snatching are identified as being afternoons on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This time of year is busy: Christmas parties, Christmas shopping general goodwill and merriment doesn’t come cheap so we do need to be careful with our possessions.

What the Gardaí did not give a warning about was pension snatching. Understandably so, because this is not illegal; morally reprehensible but not illegal. What makes it worse is the reasoning behind the theft: dividends.

These pensions are not being abused to save a flagging business, nor are they simply gone. No, instead they are being used to pay dividends. To create a payment that is unnecessary. Who the share-holders are is interesting, but irrelevant. What matters is the action they are taking.

Interestingly, Leo Varadkar has spoken to the Attorney General with regard to this but little has come of it yet. Is this Leo’s chance to ride in on his steed and save the day, just in time for Enda to retire?

But Varadkar’s heroic actions shouldn’t be needed. Why are the board members of INM allowed to steal from a pension pot that was already agreed? They don’t have to offer the defined benefit scheme to new entrants as their business model evolves, however surely there is a moral obligation to honour such a longstanding agreement.

This is an opportunity for the men and women who run our country to take a positive strong stance and actually take a strong role in helping the people they represent.

The government could finally take affirmative action against white collar crime rather than setting up toothless, costly inquiries. Now is the time for the government to show that democracy works and that the government can and will work for the majority.

I commend Leo Varadkar for taking the public step of discussing this with the Attorney General, I only hope that this is not a fruitless discussion.

David Wall is a 31-year-old ‘sheet reader.

Previously: Worse Than Murphy

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Ross O’Mullane, at Energia, writes:

we’re now into the voting stages for Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home – there are some amazing efforts, and most entrants dress their houses up for charidee – thousands of people have already voted via our Facebook page – and would be great to get your loyal readers involved also! Whichever 3 photos [at link below] get the most likes make it in to the grand final…

Top 20 Christmassy Homes (Energia)

Previously: Festive cribs For Cash