Category Archives: Misc

Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

These short-lets put people in precarious situations, the person taking the lease and the person expecting to return, not to mention the people already living in the room. Spotted on Facebook by @GazzaONuallain. Thanks for your support.

Sigh.

This afternoon.

On Bloomberg.

A five-minute interview with Digicel Group Chairman Denis O’Brien who’s currently in Papua New Guinea.

He talks about Brexit, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and the “terrific” job carried out by Tánaiste Simon Coveney on Brexit.

He says he reckons Ms May will lose parliamentary approval for the Brexit draft agreement and there will be a general election and then, after that, “we’re in no man’s land”.

Mr O’Brien also talks about Digicel’s bond swap and the possibility of asset sales.

And we wish him all the very best with that.

May’s deal is the best of a bad deal, says Digicel’s chairman (Bloomberg)

Pol Pot henchmen Nuon Chea (right) and Khieu Samphan

An international criminal tribunal convicted two aging former Khmer Rouge leaders in a historic ruling that for the first time legally defines the regime’s crimes as genocide.

The defendants, Nuon Chea, 92, and Khieu Samphan, 87, are among the last surviving chieftains of the Khmer Rouge, a brutal regime that decimated Cambodia from 1975-1979 in an effort to recreate a utopian agrarian society. An estimated 1.7 million people—or more than 20% of the population—died.

Despite their blood-drenched pasts, neither Nuon Chea, who was described as the “loyal right-hand man” of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, nor Khieu Samphan, who served as head of state, were previously charged with genocide.

Friday’s verdict was the first time in 12 years of meting out justice that the tribunal delivered a genocide verdict—internationally, a rare pronouncement……

Cambodian Court Convicts Former Khmer Rouge Leaders of Genocide in Historic Ruling (Time)

Pic: Getty

Did you stay up?

A big thank you to clockwise from top left: Seamus Maye, Olga Cronin, Johnny Keenan, Neil Curran, Vanessa Foran, Ciaran Tierney, Neil Curran, ‘Preposterous’ and Gemma O’Doherty (right) & Julie Grace, our panel on last night’s Broadsheet on the Telly.

The show, produced by Neil, can be viewed in its entirety above.

Gemma, Seamus and Julie joined us live from the Change Makers anti-corruption public meeting in Galway where talks about a new political movement were developed.

Ciaran brought the EU Army into our Brexit debate (expanding on his blog post here) and with Vanessa, Johnny and Olga shared views on the Maurice McCabe documentary.

A little light swearing

Sadly, this will be the last Broadsheet on the Telly.

We would like thank all our panellists for giving their time and sharing their thoughts about Ireland over the past 18 months or so.

And thank you to everyone who watched the show. We could probably thank you all individually, such were our figures, and we may do so now we’ve ‘freed up’ Thursday nights.

But we hope our experience has not dented the idea of this format as a viable platform for different voices. It’s very simple and you could do a much smoother job than we have preposterously attempted. Should you wish to make your own show we will happily talk you through the process.

Thank you all very much.

Previously: Broadsheet on the Telly

What about the CHILDREN?

Liveline tweetz:

Is the Irish Book Awards running an Acid Drop Ad Campaign? Alice says this image is “mimicking someone taking an acid tab….Why are they normalizing illegal drug taking and linking reading with getting high? Preposterous. Ignorant. Dangerous.”

Sigh.

An Post Irish Book Awards

Can you help Irish Daily Mail columnist Philip Nolan – who won the award for Columnist of the Year in the popular newspapers category at yesterday’s Journalism Awards – find his award?

Anyone?

Yesterday: The Big Short

And rising.

A petition calling for the State not to pay for the legal representation of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan in an action taken against him by Maurice McCabe has reached more than 22,000 signatures.

Previously: The Bill

The petition can be signed here