Tag Archives: 2018

The 50 most-watched programmes on RTÉ Irish TV channels last year – more than half (26) of which were sporting events.

Via Jon Williams

This Christmas.

Introduce some drama to your lobes

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Damn jazzers.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (2018)

Related: In Pictures: ‘Day of the Dead’ parade opens Cork Jazz Festival (The Irish Examiner)

This morning.

Students, including Sophie Gibbons from University College Dublin (top), prepare for the Raise The Roof protest taking place outside Leinster House today over the housing and accommodation crisis.

The protest will take place from 12.30pm until 2pm.

Raise The Roof

Previously: All Rise

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews


Sinn Féin TD John Brady tweetz:

So Leinster House is under lockdown as the people mobilise to demand government action on housing & homelessness.

This morning.

Storm Ali caused damage at the Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Organisers are assessing the damage to the site and, as of 10.30am, they said the event will open at 12 noon.




Storm Ali: 140,000 without power as strong winds cancel flights and ferry crossings (Breakingnews.ie)

Earlier: Meanwhile, In Cuffe Street

Pics: Sam Boal/Rollingnews



This morning.

Scenes from the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly.

Visitors include Ava Murphy, ten, and Lucy Murphy, 11, from Athy Co Galway (fourth pic) and Eugene Barrett, above.

WATCH: Conditions ‘slightly slushy’ as National Ploughing 2018 gets underway (Offaly Express)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews


Outside Croke Park in Dublin.

The People of Croke Park photographed fans making their way to the stadium for the Ladies’ (as distinct from the ‘Gentlemen’s) All-Ireland Football finals, for which a record 50,141 spectators turned out.

Dublin took the senior title over Cork with a  score of 3-11 to 1-12, while Limerick beat Louth for the junior title, with a score of 5-06, 0-08.

Tyrone beat Meath 6-08, 1-14 for the intermediate title.

As yet, the GAA has no plans to host a Women’s All-Ireland Football final.

Just a Ladies’ one.

For Ladies, as opposed to Gentlemen.

Dublin make history with back-to-back All-Irelands (RTE)

Record Attendance Yet Again As Croke Park Hosts Ladies Football Finals (Balls.ie)

Pics: The People of Croke Park

This afternoon.

At the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Some 480 people from 68 countries are taking part in a Citizenship Ceremony.

They include Lina Chen from Hong Kong (top pic), Sylwia Zablotna from Poland  (second pic), Joanna Dukkipati, from India, and her two-year-old son Ethan Dukkipati McCarthy (third and fourth pic), and Daniel Lopez with his three-year-old daughter Megan, from Spain (fifth pic).



Leah Farrell/Rollingnews


Croke Park, Dublin.

GAA fans, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, above, taken by the photographers at The People of Croke Park, before and after the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championships between Cork and Kilkenny.

Cork took the title for the second year in a row, following a score of 0-14 to 0-13.

Thanks David Quinn (a different one).

The People of Croke Park

Cotter puts seal on unforgettable year to cut Cats down once more (Camogie.ie)

Yesterday morning.

Footage of the tent-strewn site of last weekend’s Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois.


Via Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon (Dublin Talks)


Further footage from yesterday’s clean-up.

Via Ed Rice