Category Archives: Misc

Happy Friday!

After the treasure trove of the past few weeks’ entries, it would be foolish to change the theme now.

So let’s go back in time: this week I want to know what’s your favourite underrated/obscure gem from the 1960s?

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a gilt edged €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my hippie grandfather.

Please include video link where possible.

Lines MUST close at 5.15pm EXTENDED until SUNDAY 10am.

Nick says: Good luck!

Golden Discs

Lidl trainers.

Previously only available in Finland.

Going for up to 500 big ones on eBay.

Available in Ireland alongside other Lidl ‘merch’ in November.

Take that, Yeezy.

Van Morrison – Born To be Free.

‘The new normal is not normal/ We were born to be free’

Just ‘dropped’.

The first of three promised anti-rona protest songs from Van Morrison.

Nick says: No curfew, No Mask, No Reaper.

Van Morrison

Previously: “Pretending It’s For Our Safety, When It’s Really To Enslave’

A turncoat but he can avast my plank anytime.


Henry Mainwaring

This afternoon.

The Department of the Taoiseach, Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD provided an update on the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme, and announced details of the taxation of amounts received by employees under the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and Pandemic Unemployment Payment.



PUP/TWSS recipients to discover tax liabilities in January – Revenue (RTÉ)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Taoiseach Michael Martin this morning announcing 100 new jobs at Workvivo software company  in Cork

This afternoon.

Exham House, The Fingerpost, Cork.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) ‘may advise’ Government on localised restrictions in cities such as Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway, where the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.

Via RTÉ:

Speaking this afternoon in Cork, Micheál Martin said NPHET is “very concerned” about the spread of the virus in these cities.

He said he had been told by the Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn that the number of cases in Cork was “rising in a straight line“.

He said he was flagging with people now that these cities are danger areas, and steps need to be taken to control the spread of the virus there.

Mr Martin said curbing the spread of the virus remained in people’s own hands….

Micheál Martin said NPHET is “very concerned” about the spread of the virus in some cities (RTÉ)

Pic via Taoiseach