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Pope Francis

RTÉ reports:

The Vatican has said Pope Francis will meet victims of clerical sexual abuse during his trip to Ireland this weekend.

“The pope is visiting Ireland on 25 and 26 August to attend the Catholic World Meeting of Families in Dublin and will also visit Knock Shrine in Co Mayo.

“Vatican Spokesman Greg Burke told reporters at a briefing today that the meeting with clerical abuse survivors will not be announced until after it is over and that it will be up to the victims if they want to speak afterwards.”

Pope Francis will meet abuse victims during trip to Ireland (RTÉ)

This afternoon.

At Dublin’s RDS.

Where the World Meeting of Families event gets under way today.

World Meeting Of Families

Pics: Laity Family Life

This morning.

Roebuck Road Clonskeagh, Dublin

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan visit the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland at where they will be meeting with the Management of the Centre as well as with members of the Muslim community in Dublin.

Daf or bodhrán?

You MUST decide.

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Frank O’Dea, at Balla Bán Gallery, Westbury Mall, Dublin 2 writes:

“Bobblehead popes at Balla Bán Art Gallery! We’re giving these away free this Saturday with every purchase made!”

Balla Bán Gallery

Thanks Frank

This morning.

Merrion Street, Dublin 2

A woman was reportedly arrested after a car crashed Into the gates of government buildings.

More as we get it.

Woman arrested after attempting to drive car into gates at Government Buildings (RTÉ)


This morning.

Greenogue Recycling Centre, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.

Four units of Dublin Fire Brigade are tackling a fire at a recycling premises in Greenogue in west Dublin.

A water tanker and foam tender are also in attendance.

The fire began around midnight and is still ongoing.

Fire brigade tackling blaze at recycling facility in west Dublin (RTÉ)

Pics via Dublin Fire Brigade

This evening.

Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Derek F writes:

Nice to see an Isle of Man/Maltese owned company under tribunal investigation getting a state contract and a nice slice of the €32m + pie. #AbuseFest..

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Above from left: Dan O’Brien and Sean Spicer

This afternoon.

The Gresham Hotel, Dublin 1

Former President Trump White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at an event called  ‘The Evolution of American Conservatism, the Presidency of Donald Trump and the Implications for US Foreign Policy’ MC-ed by economist Dan O’Brien and hosted by the Trump-loathing IIEA Institute of International & European Affairs.



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DOTT – Wedding Song

Galway-based DOTT writes:

On the third anniversary of Dott members’ Anna and Evan’s Wedding Day, Dott have released a new video for Wedding Song, taken from their new album Heart Swell.

The video, by Madra Dana, is a look back at what weddings looked like before Same Sex Marriage was legal while being juxtaposed with McCarthy’s lyrics which contemplate how the Marriage Referendum has changed love and matrimony for the better in Ireland.

The band are also celebrating the launch of the album with some gigs across Ireland [details at link below]…


This afternoon.

Oonagh Young Gallery.

James Joyce Street, Mountjoy, Dublin 1

In fairness.

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