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Pic: Brian O’Donovan

For the weekend that’s in it.

Ireland Vs Scotland.

Lansdowne Road, Saturday, February 19, 2000.

Ireland took to the pitch with a quintet of debutants, among them, Ronan O’Gara and Peter Stringer (airborne above), hoping to break a 12-year-long record of defeats.

The victory would usher in a golden era for Irish rugby.

Gerry Thornely, in the following Monday’s Irish Times, wrote:

And with one bound, Ireland were free. Just like that. It’s amazing what a bit of pace and variation, a bit of old-fashioned aggression and a little of confidence and luck can bring. But what a day, what a metamorphosis.

It was scarcely credible really. The sun shone for once gloriously on this normally overcast fixture, Lansdowne Road rediscovered its spirit and even the singing was good.

Any excuse

Ireland v Scotland: 10 Things You Really Should Know (Irish Times, February 21, 2000)

Pic: Getty


This afternoon.

Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Scotland rugby fans , from left, Dave Cockburn, Fran Costello, Stevie Douglas all from Edinburgh about to be horrifically overcharged for liquor.


S H A N E tweetz:

Type ‘Ireland’ into the Instagram emoji search bar. Eh, @instagram? (Kudos to @RachaelDoogue for highlighting this alarming fact)

Pixdar tweetz:

“Our Type”, a stunning project signed @Trevorfinnegan about the disappearing #shopfronts, signage and #typography of Ireland’s towns and village

See more here

ScolioNetwork tweetz:

This child continues to wait for his surgery. He was listed for surgery in 2016. This is the dangerous and shameful situation that exists for our children who live with #scoliosis in Ireland. #childrenshealth

Shoppers on Grafton Street

The Irish Times reports:

Growth in the Irish economy has again confounded expectations, growing by 10.4 per cent year on year in the third quarter of 2017.

The latest quarterly national accounts show gross domestic product (GDP) accelerated by 4.2 per cent in the third quarter alone amid a strong pick-up in personal consumption.

This was nearly eight times the growth rate recorded in the euro zone as a whole for the third quarter.

The figures also show Gross National Product (GNP), which strips out the effects of multinational profit flows, jumped by 11.9 per cent on a quarterly basis.

Irish economy surges to double-digit growth (Eoin Burke-Kennedy, The Irish Times)


Gordon Kennedy tweetz:

Patriotic pitta bread earlier

Celine Nic O tweetz:

Hole in the wall that looks like Ireland

The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island)

This morning.

At 10am.

Temperatures recorded around Ireland.


And last night?


Via Met Eireann

This morning.

Met Eireann has issued a snow and ice warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath.

The warning is relevant from Saturday at 11pm until Sunday at 11pm.

It forecasts:

“Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday.

“Accumulations of 4 to 8 cm could occur quite widely with greater totals possible. Drifting snow locally at times too with brisk winds.

“Slippery paths and treacherous roads also due to snow accumulation and ice.”

Meanwhile, Met Eireann meteorologist Siobhan Ryan has just described the impending snowfall as a “dumping of snow” as opposed to a “scattering of snow” on RTE’s News At One.


Met Eireann


Met Eireann has this afternoon issued a temperature warning for the whole country tonight, stating temperatures will fall to between 0C and -4C.


jrcollins tweetz:

The crack in a San Francisco footpath/sidewalk that made me homesick…

The Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island)