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Pro choice campaigners block a graphic banner from the Irish Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (ICBR) outside the Rotunda Hospital,  Parnell Square, Dublin 1 last week

Robin Stewart writes:

I’ve been trying to work out who to report illegal referendum posters to? Reckon it’s probably local authority but which section? Environment? Literally dozens upon dozens of illegal posters all around Meath, I wanted to rip them all down myself but hoped maybe the perpetrators could be fined? Ye’re clued-in, any suggestions?



Marklar writes:

Ticketmaster are now charging to post tickets out. It doesn’t seem to be all gigs but is this the start of phasing it out?



How do you counter this (above)?

Worried in Dublin West writes:

My area is awash with no posters and it’s really getting to me. I’ve decided enough is enough.

I don’t have big money to be buying posters so I’ve resolved to design and have printed some YES stickers and put them on lampposts, consenting lapels etc. around my area.

The problem is, I’ve been racking my brain for the last 48hrs and I find it difficult to sum up such a complicated issue as abortion into a slogan. It works fine for the ‘no’ side [viz: fear, scary, look at this foetus, Jesus can see you in the ballot box].

However, apart from ‘my body my choice’ and possibly ‘if you don’t like abortions, don’t have one’ is there a catchy, short slogan I can fit onto a sticker in support of YES?

I’m trying to find something that will be non-exclusionary, constructive, and (crucially) appealing to swing voters currently being targeted by the no-side who wish to sow the seeds of doubt and make moderate yes voters feel confused and decide to stay at home on polling day.

I still passionately believe that Ireland has a majority of voters that are compassionate and respect women enough to make choices about their own bodies.

Any suggestions welcome.




This afternoon.

Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Alan Bracken writes:

I have noticed there is now number plate reading at Amiens Street station. How can Irish Rail have access to this information?


The Metro Hotel,  Ballymun on Wednesday night (top) and yesterday afternoon

Philip writes:

I have heard it from a lot of people but nothing official. Can anyone actually confirm that ladders were not long enough to fight the fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun the other night?


Previously: 13th Floor

From top: Pope Francis; The World Meeting of Families, 2017

Muggy writes:

I’m curious but given the recent planning decision re: Rolling Stones at Croke Park, doesn’t this concert the Pope will be attending count as a 5th concert this year?


World Meeting Of Families 2018