Tag Archives: 2018

Yesterday morning.

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

Ugh.

Via Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon (Dublin Talks)

UPDATE:

Further footage from yesterday’s clean-up.

Via Ed Rice

This morning.

At Custom House Quay in Dublin.

Electric Picnic-goers return after the weekend festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.

Previously: Wish You Were Here

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews 

 

This evening.

The Office of the Press Secretary of The White House announced that, along with taking part in a commemoration for the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ended the fighting in World War I in Paris, France, US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.

Yes.

Indeed.

Quite.

Our thoughts exactly.

FIGHT!

Statement from the Press Secretary (The White House)

Via Richard Chambers

UPDATE:

This afternoon.

Electric Picnic ‘revellers’ catch buses from George’s Quay in Dublin City Centre to the festival in Stradbally, Co Laois.

More as we get it.

Earlier: For My Yoke Is Dodgy, And My Burden Is Light

Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

  

This morning.

At the launch of the new Kevin Street Garda Station.

Fine Gael Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and the Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin (third pic); Mr Flanagan and Independence Alliance Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran speak to media (fourth pic) and Deputy Commissioner John Twomey with chair of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily (above).

Meanwhile…

This morning.

At the launch of the new Kevin Street Garda Station.

NARIreland tweetz:

Glad to have a bird’s eye view of the official opening of the new Kevin Street Garda Station. Welcome back to the neighbourhood!

Top pics: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

There you go now.

Earlier: Come And Have A Go

Rollingnews

Evgeny Shtorn

Evgeny Shtorn, from Russia, is a human rights activist and asylum seeker living in Ireland.

He writes in the Dublin Inquirer:

I had been looking forward to the recent Pride Parade in Dublin with excitement. Back in Russia, I had helped to organise Pride events, but had never actually taken part in a parade, as they were always banned by the authorities.

…Our group was articulating a specific issue. Our banners read, “we are here”, “queer direct provision”, and “end direct provision”.

…We were ready to march. For most of us, it was the first time in an explicitly LGBT event.

Before we could make our stand, though, we had to wait. We waited for hours for other groups to pass by – the majority were huge corporations, banks, chain shops and new media companies who used Pride to advertise.

One after another they marched, their corporate logos decorated with rainbows. Two hours later, we LGBT asylum seekers, and other LGBT community groups finally got our chance to move.

Most of those watching the parade, those we wanted to hear and see our messages so they could think about them, had already gone…

Evgeny: My first pride parade wasn’t quite what I’ve hoped for (Dublin Inquirer)

Photo:  Jose Miguel Jiminez (Dublin Inquirer)