120 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

      1. newsjustin

        I find I have to refresh mid load as it hangs (on the mobile). The refresh seems to jolt it into loading properly.

    1. guy bague

      It’s as slow as Donal Óg Cusack admitting to the second worst kept secret about him. We all knew he did Woody “Poor Harvey” Allen for Tom Humphries. He should give the proceeds of his book Come What May to the RCC.

  1. martco

    wow…Lysette Anthony the face of the 80’s….

    I did not recognise her at all had to imdb

    that Weinstein is some piece of work

  2. Twunt

    I did some background reading on the Joshua Boyle episode, what an imbecile. Who brings their pregnant wife hiking in Afghanistan? After being rescued he refuses to board any US aircraft.

    1. Junkface

      Exactly! What an idiot! He was almost asking to be kidnapped. These deluded western types in extremely dangerous, hostile foreign countries, its almost like a turn on for them. What did he expect?!

  3. Clampers Outside!

    In other news…
    Don’t open your mouth about Islam if your gay in a US university… the regressive politically correct leftists won’t be having it.

    And you’ll have to face a “behaviour intervention”

    …if you say you don’t like Islamic countries for the way they treat gay people.

    What the actual fupp is going on with this hyper regressive pc crap…. jaysus…


    1. Fed this now

      Mustn’t criticise Islam! Bizarre the lefts blindspot towards a group of ideas from the 7th century that should have no relevance today.

  4. Yep

    They brought out Amanda Brunker!!!! In a story that’s somehow related to the Weinstein story….and she won’t even name him!!!! That’s amazing.

  5. Frilly Keane

    My Harvey Weinstein moment

    In the stand at the Michael Jackson gig
    – the Pairc late 80s
    A 2fm DJ “tripped”
    Grabbed me boobies
    With both hands the grubby tramp
    And laughed “Cheap thrill”
    Stupid knobend didn’t know what ta’make of the dig he got
    He had a look across his face that almost threatened he’d report me
    Tbf. The lad I was with called him a drunken disgrace, and his missus ( I think) dragged him along to his seat

    A bitta banter followed him
    Langers laughing at the posh dub thinking he’d be allowed score in the Pairc so easily

    Never thought of it till now
    I’ve just googled him there now
    He’s still alive and in his 70s

    Damn you Amanda
    I’m traumatized
    I’m going to need therapy
    And an exclusive

    1. Warden of the Snort

      every single thing, including entirely unrelated stories of horrific sexual predation, that happens in the news or elsewhere has to be about you in some way does’t it?

      What a dose!

      1. badatmemes

        They seem to still believe that we aren’t caricatures.
        The funniest part is that they think we’d rather be like them.

        Yeah, I know… ‘Staggering levels of audacity’ is an understatement.

        Thanks for your support. It’s appreciated but you know it’s unnecessary.
        I can make eejits out of them by meself.

  6. Custo

    You may miss it because it’s hidden up the top, but Donal Óg Cusack is the sportsman who wrote the character reference for Tom Humphries.

    Will RTE continue to employ him?

    1. Frilly Keane

      It’s all over Twitter
      And it’s not going well for the Óg’ Ego
      Sports Des kicked it off last night

      Tbf tho
      Plenty of us knew t’was him
      They go way back in cahoots together

    2. newsjustin

      Is it ever appropriate to write a letter outlining the character of a person, even if they’ve been convicted of a terrible crime?

      That’s a serious question/dilemma.

      I’m not sure I could. But doesn’t a court need to know if the convict – apart from their crime – is a good egg or a monster.

      1. Frilly Keane

        After their carry on during the last Cork Strike and Humphries using the Irish Times as a propaganda machine for him; why is it any surprise the Óg Egó would be standing up for him now

        Objections to their partnership were thin on the ground then.
        No media outlet cried foul over their partnership
        And nobody had a problem with the Óg being given high profile mentoring work or Media work since
        Not even the GRA

        So everyone complaining now is typical
        And Hook ‘esque

        I’m delighted to see so many finally having something to say about Donal Ógs relationship with the convicted Paedo

          1. Frilly Keane

            Oh dear
            Do you want to swap out of that hat quickly
            Before anyone notices

            You’ve still time I’d say

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            He has been covicted, having pleaded guilty to SOME charges, and will be sentenced later this month. What are you talking about?

      2. GiggidyGoo

        You never see letters outlining the character if the outlining paints a negative picture. As the writer would probably be subpoenaed by the prosecution to testify. Which should also mean that letter writers like Cusack should be subpoenaed to appear for questioning and validation of their claims.

          1. Warden of the Snort

            What sort of a wacko comment is that? I’m merely pointing out that once he is convicted you can then all say “he’s a convicted man”. Until then he is an innocent man. That’s how our system of justice works here.

          2. Warden of the Snort

            Sorry, I didn’t really realise you were a troll with resting bithc face on until now.

          3. Warden of the Snort

            Take your point Topsy, but the lad was booked into John of Gods shortly after, if it was any other poor oul craythur in those circumstances we could not be so quick to judge, let he who is without sin and etc.

          4. badatmemes

            Wandered Off Snot… yeah YOU!

            Calm down.
            You might have your whole life ahead of you, and you’ll ALWAYS definitely have your Internet-History behind you. FOREVER….
            People actually READ the comments on Broadsheet. I’m not messing.

            This is what I tell my own children.

      1. badatmemes

        You can’t even say ‘The calm before the storrrm’ immediately after three devastating hurricanes, waving your tiny little hands about and proclaiming that a ‘free’ Press is a ‘bad’ Press without being called a dick(tator).

        This is the calm.
        There will be a storm.
        Followed by a Universal calm.

        This puppet has strings in many places, many many places.
        Those strings are tangled today, but tomorrow….

        So many strings…
        The longest strings you could think of, but longlier….

    1. Fact checker

      Snorty – Humphreys was convicted after entering a guilty plea at his last court hearing – the court then went on to hear a victim impact statement, which only occurs after (repeat: after) the accused has been convicted. Humphries is a guilty, convicted child abuser who is currently in prison awaiting sentencing.

      He is not ‘an innocent man’ – and your understanding of how the court system works is wrong – plain stupid and 100% wrong.

      1. Warden of the Snort

        We’ve seen you give your half-learned opinion on several other occasions so-called Fact Checker, you have no authority here.

        1. Fact Checker

          I have every right to come on here and correct your egregious and uninformed errors if I so choose. Thanks.

  7. Lilly

    Character references should have no place in a court case. An eight-year-old knows that people are a mixture of good and bad. Judges should rule on the facts of the case before them and not be swayed by the fact that the accused once helped a blind man across a busy road.

    1. Warden of the Snort

      Utter gibberish. When sentencing judges always take into account the character of the accused, whether this incident is the latest of many similar, had there been a predilection for similar misconduct previously etc, or was this an isolated case. Like any other form of evidence the judge can then choose whether or not to ignore or disregard the impact of it in making their decisions.

      1. martco

        …and their background too

        like if they come from well heeled stock resident in Dalkey for example

      2. Lilly

        @Warden — Your tone is recognisable, so save yourself the trouble of constantly changing your name.

        1. jusayinlike

          If only Warden of the snort could be on broadsheet more often, his comments are a joy to behold, so penetrating and insightful..

          1. Warden of the Snort

            You mean like guys claiming pizzagate is real or that the recent attacks by the shooter in Texas were a hoax, right?

          2. Warden of the Snort

            Tell us again how a man shooting several people stone dead in a mass shooting is a joke and a hoax, go on we’re all dying to hear your theories

        2. Warden of the Snort

          Don’t know what you’re referring to Lilly, I have every right to come on here and correct your egregious and uninformed errors if I so choose. Thanks.

          1. Lilly

            Egregious and uninformed errors? Heh heh, projection much. See Fact Checker above, but grab your smelling salts before you start scrolling. See you back here for your slice of humble pie.

          2. Warden of the Snort

            Yeah Fact Checker is the boss of broadsheet – all rise when Fact Checker enters.
            Face it Lilly you were wrong about not allowing character references, just plain wrong.
            Even a four year old would know that the character of the accused is a fundamental tenet of the legal system during sentencing,.

          3. Lilly

            You really are a fool Warden (or whatever you’re calling yourself tonight). I ventured an opinion on an accepted practice that I don’t agree with. It’s not a question of right or wrong – although I doubt that’s something you can grasp.

            Have you gobbled that humble pie so soon, here have another slice.

          4. Pat Kenny's wife

            Lilly he is dead right, Fact checker is wrong
            Even a guilty man can have his sentence set aside

            The Court of Appeal has set aside a man’s 12-year sentence for possession of drugs worth more than €4 million in a case which raised an “important question” regarding construction of the Misuse of Drugs Act, as amended.

            Stephen Geraghty (50), Neilstown Drive, Clondalkin, had pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis worth over €4 million for sale or supply at Nutstown, Clonee, on November 27th, 2003, and possession of €350,000 worth of cocaine for sale or supply the following year.

          5. Lilly

            He began grooming that girl when she was just 14. I don’t care if he gave a kidney to a stranger – or similar heroic deed – beforehand. I hope he gets the full 10 years.

          6. Lilly

            @PK Wife — Yes, I know a guilty verdict can be set aside on appeal. But that doesn’t make TH innocent right now.

          7. Pat Kenny's wife

            “Half baked paedo apologist” is a slight exaggeration though is it not? The lad is just stating his opinion same as yourself

      3. Topsy

        @ warden, are you employed by the defence, or do you have a particular interest – just wondering like.

        1. Warden of the Snort

          Neither Topsy. I have a particular interest in the fact that people want to name and shame without knowing anything of the mental state of the accused.

          1. Lilly

            Terrible alright that a child sex abuse conviction should come with a certain amount of naming and shaming. My heart bleeds for your sensibilities.

  8. Milo

    Looking at the headlines and the news that consumes our attention, I feel that the current cycle of outrage to outrage can’t hold. What we knew only becomes outrageous when we name it. Then it will be a frenzy, and soon pass on. Are things any better for the jews since Kevin Myers was sacked, for rape victims after George, for wannabe starlets after Harvey, for Silicon valley females after Dave Mc Clure. No better than they are for refugees after Aylan Kurdi’s pic. People will just be more careful calculating and bide their time. No nature has actually been changed, just vapid and vain lashings of hate from both sides.

    Pop will eat itself. Its going nowhere. No enlightenment, in fact Id say entrenchment. For all the virtues that are being called out, the world is becoming darker. Trump, Brexti, Putin, Erdogan. interesting that the more the sugar candied version of the world is being touted, the opposite is what is manifesting. And its not about what is right or wrong, its just human nature.

  9. Catherinecostelloe

    Journalist Alison o Reilly has won “Mum of the Year” . Sunday Times report as well as adopting a child from Ethiopia , she is a foster parent and legal guardian to a number of teenagers. She has been taking care of a child with severe special needs, taking a 120 mile hospital daily trip to Dublin for treatment.
    Bravo Ms o Reilly.

    1. Topsy

      What u conviently omitted is that O’ Reilly works for the Irish Daily Mail – the major competition sponsor. Now fancy that.

  10. mildred st. meadowlark

    Is everyone here on the rag or something?

    Its like a bag of ferrets on acid got loose in here and decided they meant business.

    1. rotide

      really cant be arsed reading all of that but I reckon everyone should just meet at 1pm tommorow on Dun Laoighre pier to sort things out.


      1. wellness

        Count me in . I will be wearing my dirty mac and nothing else. Swinging in the wind. Mildred, darling, how will I know tis thee?

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Oh you’ll know me when you see me. I’ll be in full battle regalia.

          Wear your wellies. I hear tell it’s to be wet.

        1. Dubhlinn1

          clampers / badmemes / bertie / nigel / milo / harry / warden and newjusin … all blokes. More than one of them at least is the same person.

          Frilly – claims to be a woman. riothe – doesn;t like women.

          Yeah… let;s blame women…. if there are actially any of them left reading after that embarassing w.@nkfest over the weekend

          1. rotide

            Again, without actually reading all that shte, lily appears to be a woman.

            But sure blame all men.

            As for me not liking women, I’m not going to change whatever notion you have but I can say i don’t like you for sure. Are you a woman?

          2. Dubhlinn1

            not blaming ALL men – stop being a low rent melodramatic villain in a cheap play.

            made the point that the “characters” who were willy waggling all weekend were all blokes apart from one who claims to be a a woman.

            who’s lily?

          3. Dubhlinn1

            fair enough clampers but the main point still remains.
            someone says something
            someone disagrees
            the subject is argued in tangents of what is said and what is implied
            — old arguments dredged up
            — cast of 10s akin to Clerys mens dept. amount of sockpuppets turn up
            — point scoring begins
            — anyone with half a brain runs a mile

            Anyone looking in from the outside thinks “the site is full of plonkers”

  11. guy bague

    Donal Own Goal Cusack. Must have been waiting for Terry Prone to find a slot for him after her “rehabilitation” love in on RTÉ.

  12. Amorphous Kerry Blob

    It’d be gas if some of us here were going to die because of the hurricane
    and what we post here will be the last record of our activity on this earth; the concluding signature, emblematic of what we did in this life;
    a final impression which our loved ones will come to visit
    and ultimately cling to for certainty as the memory of you fades.

    Night Folks.

    1. Anomanomanom

      So schools,college,creches and other work places will be empty tomorrow. Yet the local pubs will be packed.

  13. badatmemes

    When will it be Monday?

    Broadsheet commentors need an avenue* for their narcissism.
    This weekend stuff is too incestious.

    Please hurry…

    * cul-de-sac’

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