Tag Archives: We Don’t Normally Do This


There’s only one way of finding out.

Someone please bring the spooked waif home for pity’s sake.

Dublin SPCA writes:

We understand you don’t normally do this but this is Luke a 12 week old kitten waiting for his forever home. Many kittens have come and gone in the weeks that Luke has been in the cattery but no one has picked him. If you think you can offer a suitable and loving home to Luke please call up to our shelter [Mount venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16] Today, Tomorrow or Saturday 11am to 4.30pm.Thank you.


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Maeve Heslin writes:

I understand you don’t normally do this but my bike was stolen on Sunday It was locked across the road from Cineworld on Parnell Street [Dublin 1], nicked between 7.30pm and 9pm. It’s a white ladies Popal (as above), And (morto) I had lots of pink flower stickers on it, which I think would be hard to remove. It has a blue basket, but that may be gone by now…



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John Gallen writes:

I know you don’t normally do this, but I found this earlier….. just off Mountjoy Street [Dublin 1]…

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Aibhín Bray writes:

Hi there, I found a set of keys on the road outside the Dental Hospital in Dublin this morning. I left them in with the lads at the security kiosk in the vehicular entrance to Trinity College Dublin, on Lincoln Place.

There was a tag for 1 Escape health club, and a climbing club. I took a couple of photos before handing them in, but the name isn’t very clear – Laura McGrady I think…



Kevin B writes:

I took a taxi from outside the Mater private hospital to Holles Street [Dublin 2] yesterday afternoon. I placed my Donegal sports bag in the back seat, sat in the front seat. When I got out of the taxi, after paying the taxi man, I completely forgot about my bag and the taxi drove off.

Nothing of any real value was in it – just my washbag, some clothes and a couple of accountancy books which I need for upcoming exams.

It is a bag of the 2008 to 2010 era. “Abbey Hotel” is stitched into the short side of it while it says “Dun na nGall” on the two long sides of the bag. It had a large green strap with the “GAA” logo (above) appearing multiple times on the strap. Bag is predominantly navy…



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F writes:

A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses (in a case and belonging to a friend) fell out of my jacket pocket when getting out of a taxi on Friday night. I got the taxi from the Samuel Beckett Bridge at 11.30pm and went to Bettystown, Co Meath. The glasses were in my pocket, on getting into the taxi, but not on getting out. They must have come out of my breast pocket when I was taking out my wallet (I kept both in same pocket). The taxi, which was a silver car and driven by a Dublin taxi driver, would have gone back to Dublin at around 12.30am – 12.45am.

If the next customer of that taxi picked up the glasses, I would be very grateful if they could make contact.


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Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty writes:

I know you don’t normally do this but would you please share a picture of my engagement ring. I lost it yesterday evening, around Grand Canal Quay area.

I was at Lucio’s on Clanwilliam Terrace, the car park behind Clanwilliam Square, and I was also was sitting outside Café Bar H on the Grand Canal. I am hoping that if anyone finds it they would contact me! Thanks so much.



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Brian Caulfield writes:

I was just wondering if any of your readers have seen my two-year-old daughter’s favourite teddy, Lanky! The photograph above is the best I can find.

He is a giraffe-type looking teddy, grey with black spots and a blue top nose. He has a black string hook coming out of his head.

We think we lost him on yesterday morning (Tuesday) somewhere between the Luas stop at Stillorgan and South William street, via Harcourt Street, Stephen’s Green and then to South William Street.

Long shot I know and thanks in advance.


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Hello you.

Brian Carey writes:

I realise you don’t normally do this but I’ve had no luck anywhere else so I thought your readers might be of assistance.

I flew with Aer Lingus on Sunday last ( July 3) from Toulouse to Dublin and left my phone in the seat pocket of seat 7B.

When we contacted Aer Lingus, they were ‘unable’ to ask either the flight crews on the plane or the cleaning crews to see if the phone is still in the pocket.

It has to be found by someone and then logged as lost. So far, no luck, so I would greatly appreciate if you could ask any broadsheet readers who are flying Aer Lingus to check seat pocket 7B (and 7A & 7C just in case), or even better, if anybody knows they are on Aer Lingus plane St Mel, EI-DER, to check the seat pocket.

We know the plane was in Verona today and is going to Pula this evening. Many thanks.


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Niamh writes:

About four or five weeks ago, my boyfriend and I visited Blarney Castle and Gardens in Co. Cork. The sun was splitting the stones, we had a lovely picnic and we had a great time. But afterwards, when we sat down to sup our obligatory pints at a nearby pub, I realised my camera was missing.

I love taking photos and consider myself an amateur photographer. I think I got some great snaps that day and it’s a shame I won’t be able to upload them onto every social media outlet available as proof of my prowess.

But more than that, there are photos on there with HUUUUGE sentimental value. I bought that camera last Christmas for a holiday that turned out to be one of the most traumatic experiences of my life and it has been with us since, recording my recovery from a horrific injury and every happy (or other) moment of our lives together since then.

I don’t care so much for the camera (it’s a black Nikon COOLPIX S7000 with a pink Electric Picnic strap attatched to it tied up in a black velvet sunglasses case), it’s the 32gb memory card that I hold close to my heart.

So if anyone…ANYONE can help me get those photos back by sharing this around, I’d be so grateful. Please, it’s just really important!



Ryan writes:

I know you don’t normally do this…. but my bike was stolen from my secure balcony 3 floors up (yes three floors!!) over the weekend in Dublin. Apartment below us had the same thing happen to them too…Not sure what day as I was away for the weekend but if anyone spots someone selling a red FUJI bike (above) around town or saw somebody suspicious with a ladder on the North Circular Road during the weekend  it would be a great help.



Megan writes:

My cat Puddy (above) is missing since May 30, from Grove Park Road,Glasnevin Dublin 11. She’s a very pretty tabby, 3 years old? We searched the area for hours calling her name, put up posters and put 100 flyers through neighbours’ letterboxes. She went out last Monday night and just never came home, which is very unlike her. Can you help?