Wayne F writes:
“Angry FG [Fine Gael] staffer removing posters [anti FG/ Simon Coveney] along Nassau Street [lunchtime]. this was the eight or ninth poster he removed and was on his way to get the rest….”
Senator Catherine Noone (Fine Gael) has called for the regulation of ice cream vans due to the aggressive selling of ice cream in a Wexford housing estate.
“One [parent] in particular in Wexford told me that there is an ice cream van that visits her estate up to four or five times a day. It is leading to loads of rows between her and her children in particular one child, you know as to whether or not she should allow that child to have either ice cream, slushy drinks, chewing gums.
It does seem frivolous on the face of it but it relates to an issue of pester power.
It’s not that I’m anti-ice cream but the persistent use of chimes in public streets and in estates is an aggressive form of selling.”
How long? How long must we sing this song?
[Children's minister Charles Flanagan outside Leinster House, Dublin today]
“My determination is to ensure all of the issues are dealt with in a way which is comprehensive,” said Mr Charlie] Flanagan. He added that it was essential the facts were established and a “light was shone on this dark period”.
He’s all light and heart.
“They can’t earn money. They can’t earn, if you like, a living. What the State does is provides a sum of €19 a week. Of course it’s insufficient but this is the direct provision regime.”
Charlie Flanagan, January 2014.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Fine Gael councillor Kieran Binchy [Dublin South Dock] local election ‘literature’.
Thanks Ruby Garnet Make-up
Loving the election lit! Good luck to all who have the guts to run! But should Noel Rock be using Seanad envelopes! pic.twitter.com/fgduw0mz07
— john nisbet (@panagyria) May 20, 2014
Read his lips:
— louche (@louchenightout) May 21, 2014
Enda Kenny joins Dublin West candidate Eamonn Coughlan (light blue shirt) and European Election candidate Brian Hayes (top right) for a little Saturday Night Eejitry in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Co Dublin this evening.
Previously: Eamonn’s Last Lap
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)