This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

A ‘Save Our Spaces’ protest outside Leinster House organised by Radicailín calling for the rights of women and girls to ‘female-only, single sex spaces and services’.

Miriam Cotton writes:

Women from all over Ireland gathered to speak in defence of the preservation of women’s safe spaces. Speakers included Nuala Gallagher of Radicailín, the organisers of #SaveOurSpaces, Laoise Uí Aodha de Brun, spokesperson for The Countess.ie, Ceri Black of LGB Alliance Ireland, Rachel Moran of The Irish Women’s Lobby – and Graham Linehan of Father Ted Fame.

Previously: Gender  Questioning

Pics: Miriam Cotton

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This afternoon.

Thousands protesting covid response measures such as vaccine passports pass through Dublin city centre.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Meanwhile…

Earlier…

This morning/afternoon.

City West vaccination centre,

Health Care workers queue for Covid booster vaccines.

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Turn off your mind and float downstream.

Now, fancy another voucherless music kickabout?

That’s what I thought.

This week, with Peter Jackson’s new Beatles documentary making waves, I want to know: what’s your favourite Fab Four song?

Here’s mine.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 10.46pm Saturday Midday.

Nick says: Good luck!

Meanwhile…

Last week, I asked for your favourite song sung in German. Papi won my esteem with this entry.

“A beautiful version of Ave Maria auf Deutsch by Shubert. This is definitely my favourite. It’ll put the hairs up on your neck.”

Nick says: Danke Papi and to everyone who entered.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

EMI

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‘Friendly Match’ prints by Larry Byrne

How will the championship ‘shake out’ next season?

While you wait for that….

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

We’ve these lovely new GAA county colour friendly match box signed prints by Larry Byrne just in – one for every county of Ireland. The first design of this comes from a traffic light box painted as part of the Dublin Canvas Project in Summer 2020.

We have one (yes, one!) print to giveaway. Just tell us a county you can’t stand and why. Best answer wins (you don’t all need to say Dublin).

Light Fight!

Lines must close at 9.45pm Saturday 3pm.

Jam Art Prints

In the run up to Christmas, we’ll be running a Jam Art Print competition here every Friday.

This afternoon.

Via Martina Devlin in the Irish Independent:

The Czech Medical Chamber is calling on the government to introduce mandatory vaccination for all adults, as in Austria, its neighbour to the south, which is imposing compulsory vaccinations for all adults from February 1.

While Ireland has no stomach for mandatory vaccination, and compliance is high in any event, there are parallel issues that need to be debated. For example, the question of an individual’s data protection versus whether people have a right to know if they are interacting regularly with someone who is unvaccinated. Are anti-vaxxer rights impinging on the rights of others to work or avail of services in a safe environment?

An employer has a duty of care toward employees, but how can they guarantee a safe working environment if they aren’t allowed to ask if staff are vaccinated? An unvaccinated chef can prepare and cook food, an unvaccinated waiter can serve it, but a customer must have a Covid pass to eat it. Such illogicalities are difficult to defend.

It’s going to take more than scare tactics to convince the vaccine resisters among us (Martina Devlin, Independent.ie)

Meanwhile…

“There’s a debate about year three by the way, should there be forced vaccines on people if this hesitancy persists. It’s a tricky thing. [WHO’s] Mike Ryan, who you may have seen yesterday, said don’t do that, that is the last resort here, you know? It’s still all about cajoling and trying to convince people to take up the vaccine.”

Professor Luke O’Neill, on Newstalk yesterday.

Um.

Earlier: Booster Boom

Von Liz – Officially Bored

The tedium is the message.

A topical cut off Von Liz’s upcoming Our Extinction LP which will be out early next year, vinyl delays having pushed back the release date.

Von Liz writes:

“It’s basically just myself, running around an abandoned Cold War airfield like a twat.”

Nick says: Snap.

Von Liz

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This afternoon.

Dublin City University, campus, Dublin.

Under the Black Lives Matter banner, students and activists, including former political prisoner Ibrahim Halawa (top), demonstrate against an online post harshly critical of the BLM movement and George Floyd, written last year by IT lecturer Dr Mark Humphreys on his ‘personal blog‘ but recently unearthed.

Protestors claim the entry is filled with hate speech and want the computer science teacher to be fired.

DCU students to stage protest in wake of lecturer’s Black Lives Matter criticism (Sunday World)

Mark Humphreys blog

RollingNews

Hmm.

*gripts heart*

JK writes:

Now the boosters are available to all double-jabbed, is there any resistance from the vaccinated among the Broadsheet commentariat? Or will they get boosted?

Anyone?

Earlier: Booster Boom

RollingNews

Meanwhile…

Pop-ups!

Damn hipster jabs.

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