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keys

Lorna writes:

On my cycle to work this morning, I passed a set of car keys on the ground at Leesons St Upper [Dublin]. Figuring a fellow cyclist has lost them, I went back to pick them up. I’m now trying to see if I can locate the owner! They’re for a Peugeot and have the owner’s bike lock key & house key on it! Can you ask your broadsheet viewers if they’ve lost their keys this morning?

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Turkey9_68128758_12junecopyScenes from the last 12 hours. After two weeks of protest in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, riot police used tear gas and water cannons to move thousands of anti-government protesters from the square.  The BBC report an uneasy calm in the city today

Previously: Meanwhile, In Ballsbridge

Saturday Night In The Suburbs 

9 shocking photos from Istanbul’s escalating protests (The Week)

(BBC)

Pics: (From top) Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis.

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Ciarán Parnell – Colourway

The first “full-band” release from Dublin singer-songwriter Ciarán about the joys of wearing well-made sneakers.

Finally.

Colourway was released on the Toast Office Compilation 2013 earlier in the year and is available to download for FREE here.

Directed by Sam Fitzpatrick.

Ciaran Parnell (Facebook)

What you may need to know:

1. Acclaimed Asian director Park Chan-wook did the classic Oldboy (2003), soon due an ill-advised remake from Spike Lee. Now Park is making his belated US film-making debut.

2. Nicole Kidman’s been associated with more turkeys over the past than Bernard Matthews; now she appears to be going through her Joan Crawford phase.

3. Name that face, Part One: Kidman’s daughter is fellow Aussie Mia Wasikowska, from Alice In Wonderland (2010) and Albert Nobbs.

4. Name that face, Part Two: Wasikowska’s creepy uncle with the excellent eyebrows  is Matthew Goode, from Watchmen (2009). Tom Cruise would have been a better choice.

5. The movie was written by Wentworth Miller, star of choice TV guilty pleasure Prison Break.

6. Forecast: promising, with the likeliness of scenery chewing.

Release Date: March 2013