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Eoin Meany writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but we’re trying to reunite a drone with its owner. A guy called to the house last week saying he had lost a drone and he thinks it crashed in or around our garden

We looked for it but no sign of said drone. But lo and behold, what turns up in the middle of the garden yesterday, but pictured drone

I think it must have been on the roof and fallen off yesterday. Anyway, we had taken the guy’s number in case the drone showed up, but now said drone is found and said number is lost.

So if anyone recognises this drone and can locate the owner we will be happy to return it to him. Dublin 3 area.




Elaine and Barry writes:

I know you dont usually do this but can you help us to find our dog Penny? She’s missing from her home in Drogheda since Sunday – we think she bolted with the thunder. She’s a 7-year-old black Lab/Collie cross. Very friendly, but could possibly bark at strangers.. she’ll do nothing but wag her tail though!  We’re lost without her :(


UPDATE: Penny returned this evening.

Dublin 2

Alexandra writes:

Hi there, I know you don’t normally do this but I found a wedding ring on my way to work in the Dublin 2 area – please ask if anyone missing, many thanks…




Ah here.

Al Katraz writes:

I know you don’t usually do this sort of thing, but I’ve had my bike stolen for the SECOND time in its lifetime.

My blue Specialized Sirrus men’s bike was first stolen from outside my house about five years ago, but thanks to an eagle-eyed person on the internet, the not-very-clever thief putting it up for sale the same day under his own name on Adverts.ie and an ensuing incredibly exciting garda sting operation, I got it back.

This time, however, it’s been stolen from Dublin city centre, where the thieves may not be so dense, so I’m hoping the Broadsheet massive can help.

I locked the bike to a street sign at the junction of Capel Street and Little Britain Street [Dublin 1] at about 10pm on Friday night and when I returned at 2pm today (July 8) it was gone.

I know I shouldn’t have left it overnight, and yes I know I should have used more than one lock, but it was a special occasion as I was going to The Black Sheep to meet a friend who only comes home to Ireland about once every five years as he has a phobia of flying (hi John!).

Briefly, this is the bike: Specialized Sirrus men’s bike. Dark metallic blue with white writing and white stripes. Black handlebars, footstraps, silver seatpost, black clip-on mudguards, silver brake levers, and the handlebar grips have been replaced with cheap black rubber ones.

The saddle is red and black with hole down the middle. It’s basically the same bike as the one in the photo.

Any sightings/info/suggestions where to look from Broadsheeters would be greatly appreciated..


Left in the cycle lane.


Abaí writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but I found this car key in the bike lane heading north on Leeson Street Lower [Dublin 2] this morning. I’ll drop it into Kevin Street Garda Station tomorrow but if some poor soul needs to drive before then, let me know!


UPDATE: owner located



DSPCA writes:

We are appealing for a special home for Stevie, our adorable, blind hedgehog. He would love to live in a safe, walled garden. His adopter would need to provide food, water and a suitable nesting area.

If you are interested in adopting this lovely boy please pop into the shelter ( Mt Venus Rd, Newtown, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin). We are open seven days a week from 11 to 4.30.


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