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Three generations of Irish people gather at the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, London NW1 to help raise awareness for the centre’s Christmas charity appeal.

Via London Irish Centre

The centre in Camden supports the most isolated and vulnerable in our community 365 days of the year, but Christmas can be an especially lonely and sad time for many.

In total we will serve over 1200 hot meals this month. We will run four major social events in Camden for our older clients for whom the Centre is a lifeline as well as our regular lunch club, and five other social clubs across London.

We will also be doing our annual hamper drive providing hampers for those who will be on their own as well as having over 70 advice clinics in December alone.

Donate here

London Irish Centre


This afternoon.

JoBurger, above at Castle Market, Dublin 2, has announced the group is going into liquidation.

Serving hipsters with reasonably-priced nosebag and beverages served in jam jars since the crash.

Damn you, Deliveroo, extortionate rents and veganism.

Via JoBurger

Top pic: Bookatable

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy

Asked about his reputation as a so-called ‘ladies’ man’, he replied: “Sometimes someone’s reputation can supersede them. Put it this way, if I was with all the women I was alleged to have been with, I would have had a very exciting number of years.’

Hmm.

FF transport spokesman: I used to drink and drive, but was not a ‘ladies’ man'(Indpendent.ie)

Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy Gives His Most Honest Interview Ever (Hot Press)

Rollingnews

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EUROS on offer, we asked you what Pet Shop Boys’ best song might be.

You answered in your tens

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

The Deadly Calzone writes:

Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be ‘Being Boring’ owing to its subject matter of love, loss and life in their own eloquent and melancholic style. ‘Tis Axl Rose’s favourite song too.

The Bad Ambassador writes:

“Love etc.” owing to its central message that I…

(Don’t have to be) A big bucks Hollywood star
(Don’t have to drive) A super car to get far
(Don’t have to wear) A smile much colder than ice
(Don’t have to be) beautiful but it’s nice

As a result I’m now much more than content with my meagre salary, rust-bucket 1994 Nissan Micra, Shane MacGowan teeth and a face that looks like it caught fire and was subsequently extinguished with a shovel Life is good.

Bertie writes:

‘Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be Left To My Own Devices. I always thought listening to it is like speeding along in a car….AND it’s got the line: ‘Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat‘. What more could anyone want?!

 

Yupyup writes:

Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be performing You Are Always On My Mind  on the ‘Love Me Tender’ TV special commemorating the 10th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death owing to their absolute genius ability to cover someone else’s work and make it their own.

It was a great tribute to Elvis but they tweaked the harmonies a bit and synth popped the ass out of it. It shouldn’t have worked but it really did and 30 years later it still sounds great.

They got so much praise for the tribute performance that they decided to release it as a single and it went on to be a UK Christmas number 1 keeping the first release of ‘Fairytale of New York’ off top spot.

Thanks all.

Golden Discs

Last week: A Hard or Soft Option?

Cork County Council tweetz:

Flood barriers have been erected at the following off-road locations in Fermoy (North-side); Sub Aqua Club Slipway, Brian Boru Slipway &Triangular Field. Cork County Council will be continuing to monitor conditions across the county.

Earlier: *Whoosh*

Rabelaisian, sauce-addled Jean Claude ‘Druncker’ Juncker, President of the European Commission, gets an earful from UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

He has some considerable previous, not least with Sabina that time.

What did you call me? You called me nebulous: Full heated Brexit exchange between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker deciphered by lip readers (Evening Standard)

Update:

Can we impeach this guy?

By Con Kennedy.

Ollie’s Xmas sorted.

Any excuse.

Meanwhile…

Jon Henley, in The Guardian, reports:

The European commission has confirmed that British citizens will have to pay to visit mainland Europe as soon as the EU’s free movement laws no longer apply.

A spokeswoman for Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission’s president, said visitors from post-Brexit Britain would have to fill out an online form and pay €7 (£6) for a visa waiver, which would be valid for three years.

Britons must pay €7 to visit mainland Europe after Brexit (The Guardian)

Meanwhile…

In fairness.

Anyone?

Interest Rate Check Ireland

Oireachtas News tweetz:

Since 1918, over 200 women have been elected, with 53 women currently Members of the Houses of the Oireachtas. To commemorate this, the Houses of the Oireachtas has released a photo montage of 105 former and current female Members of the Oireachtas.

Vótáil 100 (Oireachtas)