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Slattery’s, Beggar’s Bush, Dublin 4

Credit on tap?

Anon writes:

Was in Slattery’s last night. Looked at the receipts. They charge an extra 20c for tapping your card. They weren’t apologetic…is this not illegal?


Pic: TripAdvisor




Survivors of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home and friends gathered at the site of the mass grave on Saturday for a Remembrance Day for the 796 children believed buried there.

Last month, to the dismay of survivor groups, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone released a letter she gave to Pope Francis regarding her hope that the Vatican will pay for the exhumation costs.

Saturday: Meanwhile, In Tuam

Previously: Disinterring Tuam

‘A Dishionest Exercise’

Seating for Hozier at the Olympia Theatre in december

Hozier tickets update.

Alan O’Regan writes:

 General release 9am this morning. 9am rolls around: all tickets gone. For all 3 nights!

Not the most important thing in the world I know but an absolute disgraceful state of affairs. I fear the only ones crying power are Ticketmaster…

Hozier at the Olympia Theatre (Ticketmaster)

Previously: Ask A Broadsheet Reader


Alan O Regan writes:

Anyone get presale tickets for Hozier this morning? They were gone at 9am (the time when they were supposed to go on sale).

Remember when you could buy tickets to gigs you wanted to go to? You could even pick where you wanted to sit.

I will happily fight anyone on the street who says that these tickets aren’t being bulk bought somehow.


Camping at the All Together Now Festival, Curraghmore Estate, County Waterford this weekend

Janine writes:

So we are going to the All Together Now festival in Waterford this weekend in a camper van. I heard today that we are not allowed use the gas cooker or fridge because according to the moderator on the facebook page:

No gas cylinders are allowed on site . Any gas will be confiscated on entry” and that we will have to disconnect and remove cylinders before arrival at the festival

This kind of defeats the purpose having paid an extra €60 for a camper van ticket.

Seeing as all campervans fridges and stoves run off gas I am wondering how they are planning on enforcing this – practically every camper will have a cylinder, It seems a bit ridiculous to me.

Has anyone ever heard of this at any other festival?


All Together Now Festival

Ah here.

James Cregan writes:

just went onto Done Deal to see if tickets for the Hurling Final were up…..thinking they would not…but low and behold (above). Is this even possible?


Anomanomanom writes:

Dublin Bus driver [ 49 going towards Patrick Street] waving everyone on without taking payment, the Leap scanner is working as I scanned because I didn’t hear him say “go ahead”. Just wondering has anyone else had this today?

File pic: Rollingnews

Heat expands girth.

Can you confirm?

Katie writes:

As your website attracts some of the biggest male members around, could they confirm or deny if the phenomenon known as the ‘Summer penis‘. is a real thing or just another flaccid male lie. Asking for a friend.


Pic: Shutterstock

Oscar Shandra-Penhaligon asks:

….whatever happened to the Irish blog and web heroes of old? Like: Bock the Robber, Damien Mulley, Twenty Major, Indymedia.ie, Chekov Feeney. Did they move over to The Journal?