Author Archives: Bodger

This afternoon.

The Old Royal Oak, 11 Kilmainham Lane, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin 8.

In fairness.


The Royal Oak (Facebook)

South William Street, Dublin 2

A canvas-covered South William Street?

Inventive M*A*S*H-style fun?

Or literal hipster bubble?

Only YOU can decide.

This morning.

Berkeley Road,, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

From above: Residents Vijya (left, face mask, no second name given) and Niyi Jegede (face mask, cap) with Simon Haslam (high viz vest), of the Housing Action Group, outside the site of what the Irish Property Owners’ Association has referred to as “an illegal eviction” by private security staff overseen by Garda officers on Wednesday morning.

Yesterday: Welcome Back




Via Irish Council For Civil Liberties

Professor Pete Lunn of the Behavioural Research Unit of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

This morning

RTÉ’s Today with Sarah McInerney.

Via RTÉ:

Pete Lunn, Head of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit, said in a recent survey just over 70% of respondents said that people who tested positive for the virus had been “reckless or careless“.

He also said that a substantial minority of respondents said that people who test positive have themselves to blame.

Mr Lunn said the research was carried out after the behavioural change subgroup of NPHET, of which he is a member, had heard anecdotally from GPs that there was a reluctance among some people, particularly younger people, to get tested.

He said people were reportedly worried that others would blame them or suggest that their behaviour had not been “up to scratch“.




Warning over impact of ‘blaming’ people with Covid-19 (RTÉ)

Sole traders like taxi drivers will be eligible for the grants worth ‘up to’ €1,000′

This morning.

Via RTÉ:

The grant, worth up to €1,000 per person, is aimed at sole traders such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, taxi drivers, who do not pay commercial rates and therefore do not qualify for the Government’s Restart Grant Plus Scheme.

The Enterprise Support Grant previously supported entrepreneurs who were setting up new enterprises.

It has now been revamped to specifically provide once-off supports for self-employed people who have been severely affected and have had to cease operations as a result of the pandemic.


*touches corner of mouth with little finger*

New grant to give up to €1,000 to sole traders hit by Covid-19 (RTÉ)