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La Trattoria restaurant in Midleton, Co Cork

This week

La Trattoria Restaurant in Midleton, Co Cork, either delivered or handed out for collection 292 free roast dinners to those who needed them.

The restaurant started delivering free dinners almost two weeks ago after it was forced to close on March 18.

Local food producers have been donating meat and vegetables while volunteer drivers deliver the dinners.

In fairness.

La Trattoria Restaurant, Midleton (Facebook)



Previously: Drive By Recitation


From top: Claire Byrne; question allegedly put to members of the public as part of an Amárach Research survey for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live

This afternoon.

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Bróin tweetz:

I am absolutely appalled by this question. Claire Byrne Live and RTÉ should withdraw this survey. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are actively excluding Sinn Féin from talks. Sinn Féin is doing everything we can to form a Government. Appalling bias here.



This afternoon.

A poster headlined “Kilkee Residents Health Defence” is circulating on social media and purporting to have been place on a wall in Kilkee, Co Clare.

The Limerick Leader reports:

“…a local councillor is asking people who may have had the poster delivered in their letterbox to alert the gardai as it is “a crime scene”. “I have yet to find someone who has a physical copy of it. We’ve gone viral with an image,” said Fianna Fail councillor Cillian Murphy, a resident of Kilkee.


Poster warning people to ‘f*** off out of Kilkee’ is ‘action of idiotic and attention seeking individuals’ (Áine Fitzgerald, Limerick Leader)

Via Niall Boylan

Debenham’s on Henry, Street, Dublin

This afternoon.

Further to Debenhams saying its Irish outlets that it would not be affected by the company’s decision to place its UK outlets into administration and that it planned to reopen its Irish stores after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted…

Barry Whyte, in the Business Post, reports:

Debenhams has told its staff it is pulling out of Ireland and will not reopen its 11 shops around the country.

In a letter to staff this morning, the troubled department store chain said it would be appointing a liquidator to the Irish arm of the company next week.

It closed its British and Irish stores at the end of last month because of Covid-19 restrictions, and the company is appointing an administrator.

Debenhams to put its Irish arm into liquidation (Barry Whyte, Business Post)

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