MORE to follow.
ELM – Golden
Heavy rumours this (above) is the Irish Eurovision 2020 entry
Nick says: it’s a douzy.
Monday: The Smell Of Victory?
— Philly McMahon (@McMahonPhilly) February 20, 2020
Pink? I hope it’s not a flamingo, we’ve already sent a turkey…Latest Eurovision fan rumour is that Wicklow-based FLAVIA will sing our 2020 entry!
More as we get it.
Tell me why! I do like Fridays.
Calling all Boomtown Rats fans!
A new documentary tracing the rollercoaster history of Bob Geldof’s Dun Laoghaire gang is about to hit cinemas to coincide with the release of their new album Citizens Of Boomtown.
Directed by Billy McGrath, the film features contributions from the likes of Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, Dave Stewart, historian Diarmaid Ferriter and Sting.
Citizens of Boomtown explores the musical and social legacy of Ireland’s first rock superstars.
I’m giving away two tickets to the premiere screening in Dublin’s Cineworld on Parnell Street, Dublin 1 on March 3.
Simply tell me your favourite Boomtown Rats or Bob Geldof song and why.
The winner will be chosen by my scruffy cat.
Lines close at 9.30pm.
Nick says: Good luck!
The Golden Discs voucher comp will return next Friday.
The current affairs podcast presented by William Campbell (right).
What next after the election? I talk with political journalist Michael O Regan (above left) about what motivates the players in the government formation game. Also Aengus Ó Snodaigh on who runs Sinn Féin
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Shouty, climate-fearing tyke Culainn Baker, aged 8, outside the United States Embassy as part of an Extinction Rebellion Ireland and Fridays For ‘Future School Strikers’ joint action for International Day of Action Against Fracking.
It’s younger they’re getting.
That’ll learn us.
If you like your music to be fast, loud, socially aware and infused with the spirit of The Clash, then you’re going to want to see The Gakk live at The Alternative Sunday Social Club in The Wild Duck, Sycamore Street, Dublin 2 at 4pm.
The Dundalk-based band are supported on the night by Huntings and Dazed.
Nick says: How low can you pogo?
Animating Galway City lost history to life!📽️
My restored & colourised 1905 photo featuring four women selling fish on Spanish Parade on the Spanish Arch side of the Claddagh in Galway City with Claddagh Quay and Nimmo’s Pier in the background.#Galway #Dublin #Ireland #DeOldify pic.twitter.com/E25g8x0zdL
— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) February 21, 2020
Why couldn’t you do that during the Famine?
This must be the plaice.
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said that An Garda Síochána agrees with a PSNI assessment that Sinn Féin and the IRA are overseen by a provisional army council pic.twitter.com/2cfEOA2knu
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 21, 2020
“In national security matters and matters around the State, it is my obligation to report to the government as you would expect me to do.
Also, we have been contributing to the IRC (Independent Reporting Commission) reporting on the status of various paramilitary groups and we would hold with their opinion on these matters.
I am also aware of the PSNI and the British security services assessment and we do not differ from that view.”
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris
Why doesn’t McDonald disband the Army Council and the PIRA or if she cannot, repudiate them and sever all links and do so publicly and unequivocally? – ‘Harris agrees with PSNI that army council still oversees Sinn Féin and IRA’ https://t.co/iezbK6kLcS
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) February 21, 2020
Damian O’Halloran, of Weatheir.com, writes:
We are on course to see rainfall records for February being broken at some stations in Ireland. Rainfall amounts in the western half of Ireland are almost three times greater than those recorded in the east so far this month.