Kynsy – Cold Blue Light

Not so fast, Eddie.

Dublin newcomer Kynsy aka Ciara Lindsey (top) delivers some harsh truths to an ageing lech on her new single.

The 23-year-old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has performed at Other Voices Music Trail and Ireland Music Week.

Nick says: The Kynsy report.


Life coach Tara Rafter and GAA pundit Joe brolly

Further to a column on the Sunday Independent by by GAA pundit Joe Brolly, where he called life coaching a ‘con job’ and singled out several practitioners, including award-winning coach Tara Rafter.

Mr Brolly claimed life coaches fooled people into “striving for a life of dumb positivity, self-promotion, narcissism and individuality”.

Via The Western People”

Ms Rafter remarked that she recognised the characteristics of a person in pain in Mr Brolly:

I am sending him compassion, healing and love which is why I visited Knock today and purchased a Mass for him.”

Resolving to communicate her thoughts on the column in a letter to the editor of the Sunday Independent, she concluded:

You cannot meet negativity with negativity. If Joe Brolly ever needs a cup of tea and a chat, my door is open,” she concluded.

In fairness.


Joe Brolly Is A Person IN Pain (Western People)

The Navigation Coach


Former US president George W Bush (left)  and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres at an American football game last year

Poet Kevin Higgins writes:

it seems time I shared this which was provoked by Ellen’s friendship with George W. Bush…

The Continuing Confessions of A Daytime Talk Show Host

My catalogue of pals stretches beyond Bush,
Trump, and the Emperor Bokassa’s personal crocodile.
For I am everywhere, and always have been:
helped Claus Von Bulow rewrite his Tinder profile
the day they switched his wife off;
had the Cleveland Torso Murderer judge
my show’s inaugural belly dancing competition
which, it being 1938,
was only available on radio, but, hey,
I’m always up for a challenge;
celebrated John Gotti’s twenty fifth
successive acquittal by gifting him
a diamond crusted
knuckle-duster, and paying
Annie Leibovitz
to photograph him wearing it;
and, yes, tried to hire
the Zodiac Killer as my show’s
resident astrologer
but Letterman got there first.
People misunderstand.
It’s my job to talk
to the guy who tied
Sacco and Venzetti to the chair,
like two sad salamis,
so I can ask him which
has been his favourite
fry up so far.

The fact I shared a table
and chicken skewers
with Vlad the Impaler
at a mutual friend’s wedding
and found him
a delightful conversationalist
is no criticism on my part
of those he had boiled
in his giant copper cauldron,
or hammered giant
wooden spikes

I’ll be friends with anybody
as long as they’re somebody.

Kevin Higgins

Ellen DeGeneres’ show ratings plummet amid explosive claims of ‘toxic’ workplace (irish Mirror)


Rob Cross writes:

My restored and colourised c1882 photo featuring The “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell statue on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) . On August 6th, 1775 he was born in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry…

Derrynane House, Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry (the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell)

Bernard Dooley responds:

I was here yesterday!. What a beautiful house, gardens and beach…

Derrynane House


RTÉ News health Correspondent Fergal Bowers


Last night.

This morning.

G’wan the Frank.

Previously: Come Out, You’re Back And Tanned



Dublin City Council has approved a 224-bedroom hotel at Molyneux Yard in the Liberties, Dublin 8.

Directly behind the Vicar Street concert venue.

Which is also being redeveloped…

…into an hotel.

Good times.

Previously: More Floors, Vicar?

Senior leaders of America’s National Rifle Association (NRA) are fighting claims they used the powerful gun lobby group as their “personal piggy bank”

It’s alleged that executive pay
At the top of the old NRA
Has grown so obscene
That soon it might mean
The bosses could be put away

John Moynes