Yesterday.

Dublin City Council has approved a 224-bedroom hotel at Molyneux Yard in the Liberties, Dublin 8.

Directly behind the Vicar Street concert venue.

Which is also being redeveloped…


…into an hotel.

Good times.

Previously: More Floors, Vicar?

Senior leaders of America’s National Rifle Association (NRA) are fighting claims they used the powerful gun lobby group as their “personal piggy bank”

It’s alleged that executive pay
At the top of the old NRA
Has grown so obscene
That soon it might mean
The bosses could be put away

John Moynes

AP

Course you are.

Broadsheet on the Telly returns at 9.30pm with another lockdown special streaming LIVE here and on our YouTube channel. Last week’s show can be viewed above.

Join old friends, new pals and domestic pets as we discuss pubs, masks and the perils of Phase 4.

Elbow greetings permitted.

Hosted by Neil Curran.

UPDATE: Cancelled due to technical difficulties. Sorry. Back next week.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

How the Phoenix Park gates were re-opened to traffic

Phoenix Park drive through.

Closed for the rona.

Re-opened without consultation.

Freedom of Information warrior Ken Foxe writes:

Text exchange (above) between Minister of State for Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan’s private secretary and a senior Office of Public Works (OPW) official requesting the reopening of all gates in Phoenix Park.

OPW warns: “As directed, the gates will reopen from tomorrow morning. As advised … there will be a degree of opposition to this.”

The gates re-opened the next morning.

An email from OPW Chairman Maurice Buckley also shows Minister O’Donovan had asked at a meeting about whether it was realistic to keep gates closed when there was “no alternative for traffic” in the surrounding areas.

Fianna Fáil Minister and TD Jack Chambers had forwarded on six representations received from constituents who had complaints about the closure of the Phoenix Park gates. He looked for a response from the OPW…

Good times.

Name that jammer (top), anyone?

Right To Know

Ken Foxe

Behold: the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Coupe – a supercar from the man who designed the original supercar of supercars.

The 653bhp T.50 is powered by a 4.0l Cosworth V12, capable of an ear-splitting 12,500rpm. No wings, splitters, automatic transmission or flappy-paddle gear change – just an old-school H-pattern six speed box heavily reliant on the driver’s left foot.

Only 100 will be made and you won’t get much change from €2.6 million.

uncrate

Answer: ‘Jeans’.

Sinn Féin TD’s bilingual child actor past is revealed.

FIGHT!