In fairness.

From the moment they met, Carla could tell Shez was strangely drawn.

Suit yourselves.

First Dates Ireland couple announce engagement (RTÉ)

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This afternoon.

Rathmines, Dublin 6.

A poster for People Before Profit candidate Brigid Purcell in the upcoming Dublin Bay South by-Election announced for Thursday, July 8

The Dáil had earlier moved the writ confirming the date of the election triggered when Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy resigned as a TD in April.



This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Labour candidate Ivana Bacik brings her posters to Leinster House…

…as does Social Democrats candidate Sarah Durcan (above).


This afternoon.

Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

Fine Gael Councillor and Dublin Bay South bye-election candidate, James Geoghegan (centre), with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, TD, and Dublin MEP Frances Fitzgerald, take part in a media ‘doorstep’.

Dublin Bay South by-election confirmed for 8 July (RTÉ)



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Last night.

Tuam campaigner Breeda Murphy, adoptee and activist Eunan Duffy and lawyer, Frank Breheny joined us to discuss the latest developments with the Mother and Baby Home report and the institutional burials bill.

Breeda, Eunan and Frank are behind the Separation, Appropriation and Loss Initiative (SALI) and have drafted an alternative to the controversial ‘General Scheme of a Certain Institutional Burials (Authorised Interventions) Bill’. introduced in the wake of discoveries at Tuam.

This bill includes a provision to ‘dis-apply’ the obligations of a coroner to perform an inquest into any death within their district.

SALI’s The Institutions Recognised or Suspected Burial Grounds Bill 2021, which has been sent to every member of the Oireachtas, provides a ‘much wider set of obligations, to be addressed by local authorities and Ministers, and in particular, incorporating the the vital role that Irish Coroners must play in this work’

As Breeda says:

“We are reminded continuously of complexities on issues that have for decades proved elusive by the Government to solve or even impact positively upon. When one looks at them, the issues are not complex at all. In this particular case, captured in this proposed Bill, it is simple. There is a right way to do things and a wrong way and Governments have chosen the wrong way for reasons that are incomprehensible”.

This is the 18th in a series of shows with Breeda, Eunan and Frank on issues surrounding the Mother and Baby Home Report. You can watch them back here.

Campaigners are concerned by the Irish Government’s proposed Bill on Institutional Burials (SALI)

Free this weekend?

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community-run event, which will be held virtually this Saturday and Sunday.

Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a ‘carnival atmosphere’

jeffrey Roe writes:

We have a great eclectic mix of crafts and skills on show for this year. Some examples of these are an LED light up face mask and an amphibious robot.

…But it’s not all about high-tech skills – we’ll have traditional Boyne Currach, while makers include the National Print Museum. There will be something for all age groups.

PLUS! We have Three Dublin Maker t-shirts available to WIN for three Broadsheet readers.

To enter, just tell us the best thing you have made in the last year…

Lines close at MIDNIGHT

Dublin Maker 2021

Behold: the Zhurong rover – deployed on Mars last month by China’s Tianwen-1 mission. But who’s taking the picture? It’s all staged! Wake up sheeple! Calm down. To wit:

As Mars means Planet of Fire in Chinese, the Zhurong rover’s name means, roughly, God of Fire in Chinese mythology. Zhurong landed in northern Utopia Planitia, the largest known impact basin in the Solar System, and an area reported to have much underground ice. Among many other scientific instruments, Zhurong carries ground-penetrating radar that can detect ice buried even 100-meters deep. Car-sized Zhurong is pictured here next to its landing base. The image was snapped by a remote camera deployed by the rolling rover. Zhurong‘s planned 90-day mission includes studying the geology, soil, and atmosphere of Mars in Utopia Planitia.

(Image: China National Space Administration)


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This afternoon.

Geneva, Switzerland.

The first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has concluded after nearly two hours.


President Biden called Russia a “great power” and appeared to nod when asked if he trusts Russian President Vladimir Putin, sending the White House into damage control amid a chaotic introduction to the leaders’ high-stakes meeting.

The head-nod from Biden happened as US reporters and Russian security got into a near-brawl before him Wednesday in the stately Villa de la Grange in Geneva. The shoving match drowned out most of Biden’s opening remarks and appeared to confuse the 46th president as he sat near Putin.

Biden seemed to put Russia on equal footing with the US, saying in barely audible remarks, “We’re two great powers” — before nodding after a reporter asked if he trusts the Russian leader.

Biden and Putin face off in Geneva amid elevated tensions (NewYorkPost)


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