— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) March 14, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Kennedy tweetz:
Patriotic pitta bread earlier
Celine Nic O tweetz:
Hole in the wall that looks like Ireland
Temperatures recorded around Ireland.
And last night?
Some minimum temperatures from our stations around the country last night:
Casement (Dublin) -6.6°C
Gurteen (Tipp) -6.3°C
Mt.Dillon (Roscommon) -5.1°C
Markree (Sligo) -4.6°C
Cork Airport -2.0°C
Malin Head 2.1°C#Sneachta #Snow pic.twitter.com/CIuGVmAfwQ
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 11, 2017
Via Met Eireann
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.
“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 has this afternoon issued a temperature warning for the whole country tonight, stating temperatures will fall to between 0C and -4C.
Was in town last night on what must have been the coldest night this year. Spoke to 3 homeless young people (but saw at least another 3) who were bedding down for the night. Why are cold weather beds NOT AVAILABLE until Dec 16th??? @MurphyEoghan #MyNameIs @campaignforleo
— Susan Lohan (@susanlohan) December 8, 2017
The crack in a San Francisco footpath/sidewalk that made me homesick…