They Took Gladys



Nora Costigan writes:

I’m aware of the slim likelihood of this appeal yielding any fruit but here goes. My beloved mini Gladys was robbed on Great Strand Street, Dublin 1, in the Italian quarter yesterday evening.

This (above) is her the other day having a frolic on the beach. She’s got no mirror in the driver side mirror casing and only has a rear number plate, the front one being represented by black marker.

She’s pretty friendly and will generally come to anyone who wants to pet her bonnet and offer some petrol treats. She’s much missed. If anyone sees her sure you know how to get me. (Come on universe, I’ll be a good girl forever if you pull this one out of the bag.)

Sure give this an aul share if you’re feeling like you might know someone benevolent with connections in the underworld. Yours on foot, Carless Costigan


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42 thoughts on “They Took Gladys

  1. Aideen

    Just wondering when exactly this car was taken? I definitely saw it in Blanchardstown at the weekend. I remember noticing the home-made number plate. But if “yesterday evening” refers to Monday the 8th of August, then obviously my weekend sighting isn’t of any significance!

      1. ahjayzis

        hun i seen 1 nly it ws blue n a diff number hun n i tink it was a ford mondeyo hun xxx hope dat helps xxx

    1. Nora Costigan

      Thanks for being so observant Aideen! She was in Blanch at the weekend alright, having a ball. Yesterday was the black day of thievery.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      That was the exact point where I thought to myself, ;sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq, you owe this to Broadsheet…don’t fail them…’

      -Okay, here we go…ahem…

      Get a grip…there’s no ‘Italian Quater’.
      Granted there’s too many places selling pizzas, but it takes more than that to make a piazza

      What’s a matta yu, hey?
      Ah shadduppa yu face.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Your joke is stupid.
        Half of the cleverer readers don’t know what a pizza is.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq


          A why a do I even a bother?
          I don’t a know.
          And a what about a you Luigi, what a do you a think a?

    1. Parky Mark

      Doubtful. It takes them about a month to impound a car with no plates, no tax and no insurance.

  2. Murtles

    As I can be of no assistance tracing your car, I can only advise that number plates cost €15.99 at any Halfords who fit them also for you. Hope Gladys is found.

  3. Eric Cartman

    Hopefully impounded, Absolutely no excuse for driving round without proper number plates and both wing mirrors intact for anything more than a few hours, easy to sort.

    call the gardai, im sure they probably siezed it.

    1. Nora Costigan

      Thanks Eric, The number plate was due to be collected today from a place in ParkWest today and the mirror had been ordered from Mick’s garage. Pound was the first place I called, followed by guards. Tis in the lap of the gods now.

  4. ahjayzis

    Is it true that if you’ve filed an insurance claim already and Gladys is found you won’t get her back anyway?

  5. De Kloot

    Poor Gladys, following years of neglect, her looks left to rot, probably decided to make a run for it in the hope of a better life somewhere else…. That or she’s been burned out somewhere near the Hell Fire Club.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      @ Clunkers;
      Eh…That Daewoo in the back looks suspicious….

      Are you for real?????
      Look at the two freaky feckers in the front window of the so-called ‘abducted’ vehicle.

      You can’t call that a coincidence.
      Or a seat-belt…Or a …

      Hang on a minute….

  6. Spud1

    Seems odd you’d take a pic of the car so recently.
    It’s as if you knew you may need a pic of it…

    Best of luck in getting it back!

    1. Nora Costigan

      The recent picture was on account of the fact the number plate had just come off on the motorway and we were amused at the undeniably scaldy hack of the just-drawn-on reg number. I’d be a quare one for an unnecessary photo. Thanks for the good wishes.

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    Hope you get it back / or are at least insured.
    P.S. cars don’t have a gender or respond to petting. Nor do they have human emotions such as friendliness. They are in fact inanimate objects. *winks*

  8. MyName?

    Who names a car? Maybe it’s not as friendly as you thought, instead it hated it’s Rubbish name & decided to do a legger itself.

  9. Pixxyman

    Gladys looks sad looking at her hand drawn number plate. I’d say she has gone rogue now, she’ll probably be an accomplice in an armed robbery soon enough or shooting of a north inner city gangland figure.

  10. Fully Keen

    Dublin has an Italian quarter?

    Stop trying to be like a normal city it’s embarrassing.

  11. Tom Thumb

    Is this article a study on “Trolling” I may have spelt that wrong, no doubt one of thee many people who so graciously took time out of their lives to tear this person apart will correct/help/harass me. One such helpful, let’s assume it’s a humanoid, questioned why the car had been given a name? It could be considered personal choice or a creative flair. Quite unlike the poster who’s handle is “MyName?” Inspired!!
    As for Stanlin rode Simon Cowell and had a child called “Donger” she lost her car, it’s her post, take a step back.
    Again if this is a study on trolling, I’m glad to have been apart of it. Oh and just incase there is a car stolen and someone had lost one of their most relied upon items in their life, I hope good fortune is not to far away.

  12. Turgenev

    I hope you get your nice car back.

    Cars don’t have gender/personality? Then why did my threats of the pound and the scrapyard keep my ancient car hobbling along and revive it every time it tried to blow a gasket?

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