By Mick Flavin.
(Leon Farrell/Photocal Ireland)
It’s Ray and Roy, live from Cork.
During their discussion, Today FM host Ray D’Arcy asked former Manchester United captain and current assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland football team, Roy Keane if he would be interested in working with Manchester United, in the wake of the club’s manager David Moyes getting fired last week.
Ray D’Arcy: “In a dream world?”
Roy Keane: “No, no, I don’t think that way. I just think, ehm…I was at a match on Friday night, I was at a match on Saturday, you know, I’m up in the stand looking and thinking, you know, I’d love to have a team. And then I get back in my car, I spoke to Martin [O'Neill, manager of Irish team], I think it was Saturday night… and obviously I’m delighted to be working with Martin and Seamus and the other staffs. So, you have to be careful what you wish for. I just really appreciate the opportunity I have at the moment. What happens further down the road…you asked me a question earlier about management, I never thought I’d go into being a manager really, I didn’t think I’d probably do TV games…so..”
D’Arcy: “You change.”
Keane: “I’m always not thinking too far ahead at all possible and just focus on, focusing on helping Ireland qualify.”
Pic: Will Hanafin
Listen to interview here.
Phoenix Park, Dublin this morning
“From the start line of the Ray D’Arcy Show Half Million Half Marathon earlier for LauraLynn [Children’s, Fair play Today FM. They hit the €500,000 target! In the pic, Mairead Farrell, Jane McKenna, Ray D’Arcy, Bressie and Jenny Kelly.”
[From top: Ray D'Arcy and the Irish Water logo that cost €20,000]
Pamela Blake, of Today FM’s Ray D’Arcy Show, writes:
In the Daily Mail last week, they revealed Dublin-based agency Zero-G were paid €20,000 to come up with the new logo for Irish Water. That’s €5,000 per word. Ray talked about it on air and wondered how it could cost so much?
Listening in Limerick was Ken – a graphic designer. He loaded the logo into a ‘find a font’ programme and found that the font used is ‘SCALA SANS’ – a free font available to source online. He then recreated the logo himself in the space of 10 minutes.
When we asked Bord Gáis – the Irish Water mothership – what font their designers used in the logo, they came back to us and said it’s ‘a bespoke font designed especially for the logo’.
That’s funny! So when we sent Ken’s illustration below back to them and explained the SCALA SANS font, they backtracked and gave us this response:
“The typeface for the logo is an adaptation of the typeface Scala Sans. This typeface was selected for its good readability both online and in print. It is a modern clean typeface that also lends itself to effective form design. The font is open source and is free to use, in keeping with the overall principles of developing an identity programme that is efficient and cost-effective.”
Cost-effective? How is €20,000 for this logo using a free, open source ready-made font cost effective?
Zero-G, who created the logo, did not have to tender for the job as it was below a specified threshold. They have previously designed logos and branding for Bord Gáis.
That was Den.
This is now
Ray D’Arcy with Zig and Zag in this week’s TV Now magazine.
Ray D’Arcy: “There’ll be no apology and no retraction. Good morning”. *plays Graceland*. << Applause.
— Naoise Nunn (@naoisen) April 23, 2012
Previously: Don’t Do It, Ray
(Leon Farrell/Photocall ireland)
The Communications Office of the Irish bishops has demanded a full apology and retraction from radio presenter Ray D’Arcy after he told listeners “the Catholic Church, in many ways, has fucked up this country”.
In his letter to station bosses, [Catholic communications chief Martin] Long said: “Mr D’Arcy’s statement is grossly offensive and factually inaccurate. All those who hold the Catholic faith dear are deeply insulted by this appalling language.
“By any objective or subjective measure, lay and religious members of the Catholic Church have and continue to contribute to the common good of our society, particularly in the areas of poverty, social justice, health and education.
Long has demanded that the station and presenter retract the “insulting” and “offensive” comment on air tomorrow.
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
Comedy gold or your cash back
Ray D’Arcy: “Now good news for fans of the Savage Eye. It returns next Monday. That’s the 19th of March, which is a bank holiday. Is that going to affect the viewing figures David?”
David McSavage: “I don’t know Ray.”
D’Arcy: “People do things differently on a bank holiday you see?”
McSavage: “Yeah, I don’t know. I hope..I don’t know, Ray.”
D’Arcy: ” Yeah I wasn’t expecting a…good answer to that question.”
McSavage: “I’m sorry, I don’t know…”
D’Arcy: ” We’ll start again will we?”