MORE to follow.
From top: The first Bloomsday, 1954, from left: John Ryan, Anthony Cronin, Flann O’Brien, Patrick Kavanagh and Tom Joyce; Patrick Kavanagh and John Ryan with the door of No. 7 Eccles Street, Bloomsday, 1967.
For the day that’s in it.
As Father’s Day falls on June 16, I would like to take this rare opportunity to acknowledge my late dad John Ryan (beloved of Deirdre) painter, writer, editor and one-man Arts Council to impoverished genius and chancer alike.
Pics: National Library of Ireland/Leslie Mallory
From top: Katy French’s sister Jill (right) and her mother Janet arrive at Trim Courthouse for the inquest into the model’s death this morning; Keiron Ducie (above) and Ann Corocran, who were with Ms French at the time of her death
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
Ex-Monaghan United manager Roddy Collins
On why it’s more than a game.
Cormac Hargaden writes:
I know sport is rarely your bag but we have a football series with a difference running on Setanta Ireland at the moment called Return Of The Rod Squad.
Next Monday night at 10pm the fourth and final episode airs – and among other things, it gearshifts from comedy to tragedy as one of Ireland’s most colourful and toughest men sees his club go bust and his players left without a job.
.Some lighter clips from the programme and full episodes of the original IFTA winning prequel The Rod Squad here.