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Panoramic view from the Davin Stand of Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day in 2014

The GAA has been made aware of fake emails in circulation claiming to have All-Ireland hospitality on suite level available.

The association is advising members and supporters to disregard these communications as the offering is completely false.

Croke Park does not use any third party providers for hospitality offerings and all suites are in long term contracts. All hospitality for Sunday is fully booked.

The GAA also reminds members and supporters to purchase match tickets from official sources only.

The limited number of terrace tickets that went on sale this week for Sunday’s finals have been sold out.

GAA supporters warned about fake All-Ireland ticket scam (

Related: ‘This is a new one on us… hopefully nobody has been sucked in’ – GAA warns against email scam for All-Ireland final tickets (

Pic: Hugh

Previously: The Hill Has Eyes

Engineers have identified structural flaws in 17 school buildings that will require temporary works to be carried out in coming weeks in order to ensure that they are safe for pupils and staff to return to in September.

The 17 schools are in addition to 22 others where defects discovered last year required precautionary measures, such as scaffolding and protective fencing, to be put in place.

Two of the 17 schools newly identified with structural defects were built just last year, while several others were completed as recently as 2017 and 2016.

17 additional schools found with structural defects (RTÉ)


This morning.

Convention Centre, Dublin

Sci fi-loving ‘revellers’ gather for Day 1 of the of the 77th convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) known as Worldcon .

More as we get it.


Free this afternoon?

Yesterday: We Are Not Alone

Free next week?

Dublin Feminist Film Festival writes:

This summer’s Dublin Feminist Film Festival shows at Dublin’s Lighthouse Cinema from Thursday, 22 to 24 August and takes a look through the lens at work by some of Ireland’s best female talent including Kirsten Sheridan, Aoife McArdle, Oonagh Kearney, Louise Bagnall and Claire Dix.

Now six years in the running, the Festival has established firm roots in Dublin’s cultural calendar, shining a spotlight on dynamic, fresh and exciting female directors who are trail blazing the way for women in film, both at home and abroad.

Dublin Feminist Film Festival

Peter O’Connor writes:

Following on from the “The Algorithm Method” post in June, it would be really good if you shared the follow-up video

While many readers are with Google’s political lean, people aught to take a longer term view and consider the flimsy and subjective nature of a term like “authoritative content”….and hopefully look past the politics of someone like Gemma O’Doherty who is trying to take Google to task and is vocal on these matters in her protests (top at their Dublin HQ).

Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul” (Project Veritas)

Previously: The Algorithim Method



This morning.

Flight operations at Shannon Airport have been temporarily suspended after a plane had to be evacuated this morning.

Air traffic controllers noticed a fire and smoke coming from the aircraft’s landing gear as it taxied along the runway.

Omni Air International is a civilian airline that transports personnel for the US military.

It is understood that the Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 was about to depart when the incident occurred.

Flights disrupted after plane evacuated at Shannon (RTÉ)

Twenty five years.

Were you there?

I Heart Jeff (Whelan’s)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi outside Government Buildings in Dublin during a visit in April.

Steady on, Village people.

“Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland,” Pelosi said.


No chance of US-UK deal if Northern Ireland peace at risk – Pelosi (The Guardian)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews