Ken Foxe tweetz:
Is it just me or is the first line of this government ad in need of a good rewrite?
Pic: Merrion Street
A counter at The Gin Palace, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Lord Wilmore writes;
Settle a bet. Are Paddy power allowed advertise in pubs like this?
Flag of St George outside an unnamed Dublin pub during the 2014 World Cup
Further to England’s World Cup advancement…
Ireland-based, England-born Malcolm D writes:
Having had a miniature St George flag ripped off my car during the last World Cup I am preparing to openly support England again and intend wearing my [Three Lions] replica shirt this weekend in Dublin. Is this a wise move or still too soon? Perhaps your readers could help?
Pic via Patrick Comerford
Today’s Irish Independent
The Department of Housing has been counting the numbers of houses based on connections to ESB networks.
I’m no electrician but I would expect a lot more than the 30,000 phantom houses that have been reported. This practice has been in place since 1970 so are any of our housing statistics correct?
Ed Wills, Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland, which was awarded a contract to run 24 of the existing Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area bus routes
The new bus company in Dublin is called Go Ahead.
Before there was Dublin Bus, there was a practice on some CIE buses in the capital whereby, if you couldn’t or didn’t want to pay the correct fare, you handed over a few coins and said, “Go ahead”.
There’s always been some discussion as to whether the money collected as “go ahead” fares was passed on to CIE by the bus staff or was simply a benign social service in hard times.
Perhaps a Broadsheet reader would know?
From top: St Patrick’s Guild adoption agency; Dr.Karl Mullen
“Unadoptable Girl’ writes:
In the coverage over the faked records and the selling of babies at St Patrick’s Guild adoption agency I’ve heard nothing of the late Dr. Karl Mullen [gynacologist and rugby legend]
It was my understanding that Dr Mullen was the agency’s medical director. He was certainly reported as being this in 1976 when he purchased the 320 acre McGrath ‘Sweepstake’ estate in County Wicklow, but I can find very little on his tenure.
Would any of your readers be able to shed any knowledge?
Yesterday: Tears Are Not Enough
Mark Fearon writes:
Just voted in Killiney [County Dublin]. The lady who I got my ballot paper from had a Bible on the table. Surely that shouldn’t be allowed?
It just happened to me to in Cork. I asked the supervisor to ensure it was removed as this is not impartiality in a democracy. It’s the old strings of the theocracy reaching out. Brand new book front and centre facing me so I could see it. 🙄 that’s cheating!
— G1ll Glav1n (@gkeire) May 25, 2018
Paul Gorman writes:
Polling station bias: At St.Philip the apostle school voting station in Clonsilla they have New Testament bibles beside the voting boxes.
Brian Mc writes:
And the other thing… so no canvassing within 50m of a polling station, but a giant statue of the Virgin Mary as you arrive is fine? Don’t ever change Ireland. No wait, do! CHANGE!
There she is in all her glory!!! The “Moving Statue of Greenhills” managed to climb down off the stage to do a meet and greet in the doorway of Holy Spirit Primary School this morning. There’s never a feckin Yes sticker when you want one 😜 #VoteYes #RepealThe8th pic.twitter.com/dt3lZOBEKV
— Paul Ryan voted YES (@scopedesigner) May 25, 2018
Italian Quarter, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Thanks Graeme Kelly
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?