More to follow.
Free this evening?
In The People’s Park, Tullamore, county Offaly.
Johnny ‘Reggae’ Keenan (top left), a familiar face to viewers of Broadsheet on the Telly, writes:
I’m doing my skankin’ Social Dis-Dancin’ today. Celebrating for 71 minutes the music and message of Bob Marley, in a public display of affection. To celebrate his 36 Years as a ‘Soul Rebel’ and to commemorate 40 Years as a ‘Legend’. I will play all the Bob classics (real classics for the real fans) from a speaker at the bottom of the People’s Park in town.
Bring your positive vibes and let’s get together!
“All the deceased were entirely innocent of any wrong doing”, use of force by the army was “unjustified”.
— Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile ⭕️ (@NiallSF) May 11, 2021
Family members of the @ballymurphy11 celebrate upon leaving the ICC following the coroner’s ruling that their loved ones were “entirely innocent”#BallymurphyInquest | @UTVNews pic.twitter.com/p3FPV7vvKp
— Michael McGrane (@utvmichael) May 11, 2021
It’s all relative.
Behold: two very contrasting star clusters in a single field of view. To wit:
M35, on the lower left, is relatively nearby at 2800 light years distant, relatively young at 150 million years old, and relatively diffuse, with about 2500 stars spread out over a volume 30 light years across. Bright blue stars frequently distinguish younger open clusters like M35. Contrastingly, NGC 2158, on the upper right, is four times more distant than M35, over 10 times older, and much more compact. NGC 2158’s bright blue stars have self-destructed, leaving cluster light to be dominated by older and yellower stars. In general, open star clusters are found in the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, and contain anywhere from 100 to 10,000 stars — all of which formed at nearly the same time. Both open clusters M35 and NGC 2158 can be found together with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Twins (Gemini).
From top: Alan McLoughlin; part of David Squires’ cartoon tribute in The Guardian today
Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly at Dublin Castle earlier
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said 34.5% of the adult population have received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 12.8% are fully vaccinated.
From today, people aged 52 years can register with the HSE for a Covid-19 vaccination.
The advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) on the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and AstraZeneca vaccines in people under 50 is expected later this week, Minister Donnelly said.
Is the delivery from early May sitting and gathering dust or did it ever arrive ? 🤔 I thought there was 16 k doses in Ireland. In the order of 200 accounted for on the vaccine hub.
Has the Q2 delivery schedule been updated? pic.twitter.com/aUgSFhTUug
— Julie Tierney (@Tierney7Julie) May 11, 2021
Also: after you, etc.
The deed is done. Least painful injection ever, was honestly still waiting for it and it was done! Right, any night clubs open? 😀😀😀❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Tom Dunne (@tomhappens) May 11, 2021
Take a parachute.