We are, as you’ve probably guessed, still dealing with nefarious Cloudflare issues which continue to make it extremely difficult to post.
It will be sorted soon, we are assured.
Thanks and sorry.
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 this evening
No papers tonight.
Back tomorrow for the
Boxing Stephen’s Day covers (and sporadic postage until full service resumes on January 6th).
Happy Christmas from everyone at Broadsheet.
On Wednesday, we posted Dublin band Porn Victim’s excellent video and song tribute to the Trip To Tipp entitled ‘A Fabulous Weekend’.
Using archive footage, it celebrated the return of the festival to Thurles this weekend.
Broadsheet commenter ‘Italia ’90’ writes:
Oh dear sweet mudder of gawd but that’s me at 3.24 to the right in 1994. Got fired from Bewley’s the following Monday for not getting all my deliveries done in Tipperary that Friday.Good times. Moved to NY a few months later…
Wednesday: Days Of Wine And Roses
‘You know the way [protean commenter] ‘eoin’ mentions Alexa‘s ratings? I just had a look (and as he/she said, it changes every day). So you rank below the usuals (it doesn’t count app users, etc) but look at this: people spend the longest time on Broadsheet:
Broadsheet: 5 mins 01 sec
RTÉ: 3 mins 25 sec
Irish Independent: 3 mins 26 secs
The Journal: 3 mins 29 secs
Irish Times: 2 mins 45 sec
Irish Sun: 2 mins 44 secs
Irish Examiner: 2 mins 04 secs
Irish Mirror: 1 min 59 secs
Joe: 1 min 55 secs
The Guardian: 3 mins 25 secs
The New York Times 3 mins 21 secs
The Washington Post: 3 mins 28 secs
I think you owe your commenters a big ‘thank you’, don’t you?’
Delicious cake for us?
You really shouldn’t have, scamps.
Thanks to whoever made it!
It’s a stock photo..
Because we forgot to celebrate our ninth birthday yesterday!
Happy birthday to all our readers, commenters, contributors, ‘staff’- especially Olga – and even (wags right index finger) them troll-y fellas.
As we always say: This time next year, Rodney.
And have a little cry.
At some point between 10pm and Midnight last Friday, two loose groupings, hithereto implacably opposed to one another, found common ground.
We don’t need to go into too many details, but the issue was Roosky and that common ground was us and not in a good way.
People who wouldn’t agree with each other on anything much were joined – on Twitter mainly but in personal correspondence also – in their contempt for the site. We were variously described as “fascist”, “weak”, “well-funded” and “click-obsessed”.
Back when all this was green fields and lost bicycles we didn’t envisage this kind of misunderstanding.
Our main reasons for doing the site would seem too corny to be immediately credible, but If it is at all possible we would like to clear up a few misconceptions:
Apart from a soft spot for the Soc Dems (currently under review *cough*), we have no affiliation to any political party, movement (hard left or alt right or in between), trade union, charity or think tank. We welcome all views.
Right of reply:
Freely available to anyone who feels slighted by anything on the site.
Our posts are constructed so that that the reader often needs to see the photo and read the text to understand the headline thus deterring sensation seekers. Oblique-bait perhaps, but we abandoned the enticing header clickbait model and other stuff after the events covered here. Apart from anything it doesn’t make a blind bit of difference to our bottom line no matter how many clicks we get, bringing us to…
We are entirely
broke independent. We don’t get the state ad money. We don’t get the Denis money. We don’t get the Big Pharma money. We don’t get the Small Pharma money. We don’t get the Ganley money. We don’t get the Soros money. We do get the Google ads money which just about covers the site’s hosting fee and our lawyer’s rehab costs.