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Lidl trainers.

Previously only available in Finland.

Going for up to 500 big ones on eBay.

Available in Ireland alongside other Lidl ‘merch’ in November.

Take that, Yeezy.

A turncoat but he can avast my plank anytime.


Henry Mainwaring

This afternoon.

The Department of the Taoiseach, Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD provided an update on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme, and announced details of the taxation of amounts received by employees under the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and Pandemic Unemployment Payment.



PUP/TWSS recipients to discover tax liabilities in January – Revenue (RTÉ)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Taoiseach Michael Martin this morning announcing 100 new jobs at Workvivo software company  in Cork

This afternoon.

Exham House, The Fingerpost, Cork.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) ‘may advise’ Government on localised restrictions in cities such as Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway, where the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.

Via RTÉ:

Speaking this afternoon in Cork, Micheál Martin said NPHET is “very concerned” about the spread of the virus in these cities.

He said he had been told by the Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn that the number of cases in Cork was “rising in a straight line“.

He said he was flagging with people now that these cities are danger areas, and steps need to be taken to control the spread of the virus there.

Mr Martin said curbing the spread of the virus remained in people’s own hands….

Micheál Martin said NPHET is “very concerned” about the spread of the virus in some cities (RTÉ)

Pic via Taoiseach

Ah here.

This morning.


Orla writes:

Too busy to appear before the Oireachtas Special Covid-19 Committe. Not too busy to peddle more bouncy castle bullpoo on Newstalk

Previously: What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School


This morning.

Further to the voting down of a Dáil motion on Wednesday night calling for a ringfenced insolvency fund to be established which would facilitate all payments due to workers (including recently laid off Debenhams staff) if a company goes bust…by just three votes.

Ciara G writes:

Our Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael/Greens government voted 24-21 AGAINST a motion that would see Debenhams workers getting their redundancy that is owed to them. Above  is a list of the TDs that voted against the motion.


Ah here.

Ciara G adds:

Fianna Fáil are performative, they do not care. Fianna Fáil TD Padriag O’Sullivan (above) stood on the picket line only to vote against workers in the Dáil. Taoiseach Micheál Martin came to the picket line in Cork over a month ago  for a photo op and has done nothing to help since.

Debenhams workers march on Taoiseach’s Cork office demanding he ‘step up to plate’  (Irish Examiner)

Sligo students (mainly blokes) having it large.

Gurning to the dance of DEATH.

We’ve all been there.