Tag Archives: Ireland


Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi and his older brother, Galip, aged five, from Syria, who reportedly drowned while attempting to reach Kos, Greece from Turkey. Aylan’s body was reportedly found washed up on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey.

Family of Syrian boy washed up on beach were trying to reach Canada (The Guardian)

Free this weekend?

Ireland Women’s Rugby 7s squad host a World Rugby event [August 22 and 23] at the UCD Bowl, Belfield, Dublin 4, involving teams from Brazil, South Africa, Samoa, Hong Kong, Mexico, Wales, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands and China.

With an Olympic repechage spot already secured by Ireland, the top two teams this weekend qualify for the full World Rugby 7s Series.


Full list of fixtures here.

Tickets  €5 (chizzlers free).

World Rugby Women’s 7s Series

Irish Rugby (I.R.F.U.)


Saturday mornings.

The Funnies and lacrosse.

Catherine Conway writes:

The Irish Women’s National team will play Germany for the 5th place finish in the European Lacrosse Championships on Saturday morning at 9am.

Do it for Greece.

Watch it loive here.



Ireland have beaten Germany 8-4 and finish 5th overall.

Bail that out.

Lacrosse Team Ireland

Previously: Quarter Given

Leave them alone.

*swigs, rocks cradle, taps swollen belly*

What needs to be done to end South Africa’s status as a nation of heavy drinkers (Times Live)

This morning.

Ireland’s women’s lacrosse team have been beaten by England 23-4 in the European Championships at  the Sports Center Nymburk, Czech Republic this morning.

Boo, hiss.

Score not indicative of effort and level of competition apparently.


Orla McCourt writes:

We’re still in it Broadsheet, play tomorrow for 5th/6th playoff game! Keep rallying the support!!


Ireland Women’s Lacrosse

ELF 2015 Women’s Lacrosse European Championship

Yesterday: Meanwhile In Nymburk


Mortgage arrears in European countries published by The Atlantic in 2013

“The number of homes being repossessed is continuing to rise with orders being granted at a rate of more than 60 per week when the courts are sitting, Courts Service figures show.”

“Almost 1,000 repossession orders were granted in the courts in the first six months of this year, with the number granted in the Circuit Courts up almost 200 per cent on 2014.”

“A total of 900 repossession orders were granted in the State’s 26 Circuit Courts between January and June, compared with 313 in the same period in 2014″

Home repossessions accelerate to 60 each week (Kitty Holland, Irish Times)

Previously: Repossessions And Gagging Orders

The Mortgage Arrears Reality

Ahead Of The Stress Tests

Specialist Eviction Judges, You Say?


Read on.

Seán McDonagh writes:

We are running a sketch show for visitors to Dublin called Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide…
We will be in the International bar [Wicklow St.] every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from until July 31. The show starts at 3pm and lasts about 45 minutes. It’s a fast, physical comic sketch show geared towards visitors to Ireland.

Ireland: A Survivor’s Guide