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Siobhan McSweeney as Sister Michael in Derry Girls

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Reyna Connery writes:

Derry Girls star Siobhan McSweeney will join Ray on the couch to chat about her role as the hilarious and iconic Sister Michael…

Kym Marsh will join Ray to discuss her upcoming role in ELF – A Christmas Spectacular at the 3Arena…

RTÉ rugby panellists Bernard Jackman and Stephen Ferris will lineout in studio with Ray to tackle the latest updates from Japan ahead of Ireland’s opening game…..

Welsh author, singer, songwriter and BBC Radio 2 DJ Cerys Matthews from Catatonia will be joining Ray. She’ll be talking about her latest venture into cookery books…

Wedding planners to the stars, Tara Fay and Bruce Russell join Ray to tell him all about their latest TV project….

*starts modes*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 9.55pm.

Pic: Channel 4

Play Aqualung!

This afternoon.

Merrion Street, Dublin 4

A flute choir from Loreto College, Foxrock, County Dublin serenade broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan – as per her contract with RTÉ – at a Garden Party lunch in The Merrion Hotel in aid of the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 which recently marked its 275th anniversary.

Any excuse.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Last night: A Public Service

Hang on.

Didn’t Fine Gael oppose Monsignor Horan’s plan for Knock Airport?


Newly resurfaced runway opened at Ireland West Airport (RTE)


This afternoon.

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

Dublin City Interfaith Forum, holding an Interfaith Forum pre-rally event where a short service of prayers was said before joining the Climate Action Day protest organised by a new Irish inter-faith climate group ‘Faiths for Climate Action’,

Turned out nice, in fairness.

Earlier: Religious Fervour

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The Bernard Shaw on Richmond Street South, Dublin 2.; The Porterhouse Whitworth at Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

Further to the news that the Bernard Shaw in Dublin 2 is closing

Marie Clare Digby, in The Irish Times, reports:

Trevor O’Shea’s Bodytonic hospitality and entertainment group has taken over the Porterhouse Whitworth, at Cross Guns Bridge, and when the Bernard Shaw closes at the end of October, as much of its footprint as possible, including the Eatyard food truck space, is transferring to the new venue. Even the name may be re-used.

Bernard Shaw pub to reopen on Dublin’s north side (Marie Clare Digby, The Irish Times)

Previously: Heartbreak House

Nothing To See Here

Red Cow Luas car park

I had my car clamped at the Red Cow Luas stop on Tuesday. In the process of buying one parking ticket and one tram ticket, I omitted a digit of my car’s number plate.

Luckily for me, when I returned to the Red Cow and found my car clamped, an employee of the clamping company helped me pay the fine by credit card.

I appealed the charge by attaching a photo of the tickets and sending them to the company by email.

The next day I received a letter informing me that my appeal to cancel the charge was rejected. The bureaucratic pettiness, and the injustice of this decision – I proved that I had paid for a parking ticket, which the clamping company did not deny – is an extraordinary indictment of the culture of this organisation.

How many people have had their vehicle clamped and been financially penalised because they omitted a number or letter while buying a ticket?

And why is the method of buying a parking ticket so convoluted?

It’s an Irish solution to an Irish problem – make everything as complicated as possible and then fine someone for failing to get the process exactly right.

Declan Mansfield,
Western Australia.


Clamping at the Red Cow Luas station (Irish Times letters page)

Pic: Flickr

Help us fulfill Sandie Jones dying wishes (Gofundme)

Sandie Jones, Irish Eurovision singer, dies aged 68 (Irish Times)

This morning

Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

WE are all going to die.




Top three pics: Rollingnews



Music producer Mark Ronson and talent executive Rebecca Schwartz.

On Thursday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, Ronson, 44, revealed the news after learning the term backstage.

By definition, a sapiosexual person is “someone who finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature for a potential sexual relationship,” according to Psychology Today.

After sharing his orientation, the show’s host asked Ronson, in a clip shared by The Sun, “Now that we know that you’re single, you are identifying as a man who likes intellect?”


Music Producer Mark Ronson Reveals He Identifies as Sapiosexua (People)

Mark Ronson reveals he identifies as sapiosexual – meaning he’s ‘attracted to intelligence’ before gender (The Sun)

Pic: Getty