From top: Ranelagh village; Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan during pre-Budget 2020 submissions last week
Further to the ongoing immense brouhaha over Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan’s proposal that one car could service 10 villagers in rural Ireland.
Of Mr Ryan , whose parliamentary constituency includes Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Journalist and columnist Philip Nolan tweetz:
‘Eamon Ryan wouldn’t dare tell his cosy D6 constituents they shouldn’t have at least one family car to drive Jemima to crèche, or he’d be toast.
So piss off telling rural ireland, where we actually have no public transport, that we somehow should organise a rota.’.
Green Party Councillor for Swords, County Dublin, Ian Carey respondz:
Philip, he didn’t suggest restricting car ownership for anyone. He was proposing something additional to increase mobility. He has been totally misrepresented on this. There are lots of young ppl locked out of car ownership because of insurance costs and need cheaper options.
My mother’s favourite song! I recently heard Judy Garland’s version, and it moved me to tears as that was her favourite version….
The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain.
Seamus Keane writes:
A stone cold classic…:
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didnt It Rain.
Liam Deliverance writes:
The “Godmother of Rock and Roll” , this wonderful performance comes from an American Folk Blues Tour in England in 1964, this recording comes from Manchester. A five decades long career starting in 1919 inspired many more greats that followed in her footsteps. V
Voice, showmanship and guitar playing, she had it all. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 as an “early influence”, and what an influence, she inspired Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more that followed in their footsteps. [Today] October 9, is the 46th anniversary of her passing in 1973….
Hailing from the Deep South East, The Southern Fold duo of Kilkenny-based Emlyn Holden (top right) and Dubliner Laura Hand (top left) serve up a brooding take on Americana that would fit right in on a True Detective soundtrack.
The highly atmospheric black-and-white video by Frieda Freytag adds an ethereal, mysterious layer on top.
The National Childcare Scheme insisting on a Public Servce Card card despite a ruling from the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) that the card is unlawful when applied to State services other than welfare.