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This afternoon.

Lorum, county Carlow/

Mourners outside the Church of the Good Shepherd for the funeral of Tiggy Hancock, 15, who  died after suffering serious injuries during a training exercise at Greenogue Equestrian Centre,

Tiggy Hancock (15) remembered as ‘loving’ and ‘fiercely loyal’ at funeral (Irish Times)

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

This afternoon.


Taoiseach Micheál Martin last week.

He’s so ‘ahead’.

Covis 19 Vaccine Advice (WHO)

Last week: In The Fall

Channel 4’s Great British Bake-Off

This afternoon

in an internal EU document seen by the Guardian, British television and film’s dominance in Europe has been described as a threat to the bloc’s  “cultural diversity”.

Via The Guardian:

…Under the EU’s audiovisual media services directive, a majority of airtime must be given to such European content on terrestrial television and it must make up at least 30% of the number of titles on video on demand (VOD) platforms such as Netflix and Amazon.

According to an EU document tabled with diplomats on 8 June, in the “aftermath of Brexit” it is believed the inclusion of UK content in such quotas has led to what has been described as a “disproportionate” amount of British programming on European television.

“The high availability of UK content in video on demand services, as well as the privileges granted by the qualification as European works, can result in a disproportionate presence of UK content with the European video on demand quota and hinder a larger variety of European works (including from smaller countries or less spoken languages),” a paper distributed among the member states reads.

EU prepares to cut amount of British TV and film shown post-Brexit (The Guardian)

DD writes:

Oh no! All those great programmes about baking and snobs between the Wars. This is Fair City’s big chance.


This afternoon.

Must be something going around.


Seems legit.



Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare.

Oxeye Daisies, also known as Dog Daisies, cover an empty space beside the Curragh Racecourse where the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is due to take place next weekend.

One thousand members of the public are being allowed to attend as part of a pilot project which it is hoped will eventually lead to the opening up of many other sporting events affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Daisy Chainsaw (out of picture).

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

HSE CEO Paul Reid

This morning/afternoon.


Over 340,000 Covid-19 vaccines were administered last week in Ireland, HSE CEO Paul Reid has said.

Mr Reid said that in excess of 52,000 vaccines were given on four of the the last seven days. On Thursday, 59,000 were administered, he said.

Yesterday, the Covid-19 vaccine registration portal opened to people in their 30s, starting with people aged 39.

Over 47,000 people aged 39 registered on this portal yesterday, according to Mr Reid

Over 340,000 Covid-19 vaccines administered last week (RTÉ)


Vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium

Via The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA):

‘A total of 67 reports have been received describing an individual who was known to have been vaccinated and subsequently passed away. Of these, 58 were reported with an mRNA vaccine.

The remaining nine fatalities were related to adenoviral vector vaccines or brand unknown/not specified. The types of events reported mainly include fatalities often seen in the general population, such as those due to natural causes, progression of underlying disease.

In some cases, the individuals concerned tested positive for COVID-19. For a number of reports, the cause of death was unconfirmed at the time of reporting, with post mortem results awaited.

Reports describing a death are carefully reviewed. However, it can be expected that fatalities due to progression of underlying disease or natural causes will continue to occur, including following vaccination. This does not mean that the vaccine caused the deaths.

In January, the EMA undertook a specific review of reports of fatalities following mRNA vaccination, and did not identify a safety concern. In most cases, progression of (multiple) pre- existing diseases was considered a plausible explanation.’

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) safety update, June 17.

Safety Update: COVID-19 Vaccines — Overview of National Reporting Experience — 17 June 2021 (HPRA)




Moscow hospitals to deny routine treatment to patients who refuse Covid-19 vaccines, as Kremlin warns skepticism is costing lives (




This morning.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Supporters, including People Before Profit TD Brid Smith (pic 2) and members of George Nkencho’s family, including sister Gratefull (above right) with mum Blessing (in orange) and dad Frank (above centre) gather ahead of Mr Nkencho’s Inquest, which was opened briefly and adjourned at the Dublin Coroner’s Court sitting in the RDS.

Last December’s shooting is the subject of an inquiry by the Garda Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and an inquest cannot get fully under way until all investigations are complete.

Inquest opens into death of George Nkencho killed in garda shooting (

Last week: Maximim Force


This morning.

Via Sky Sports:

Hubbard will compete in the super-heavyweight category, her selection made possible by updated qualifying requirements.

The 43-year-old, who will be the oldest lifter at the Games, had competed in men’s weightlifting competitions – although not at international level – before transitioning nearly 10 years ago.

Olympics: Laurel Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Games (Sky Sports)