Tanaiste Leo Varadkar arrives for a cabinet meeting at government buildings this morning
Circa 66.9% of ppl 16+ now fully vaccinated in Ireland or roughly 68.9% over 18+. That compares with 70.5% in the UK. We should overtake them in next week or so. Well done @hselive 👏 https://t.co/4SXyBDJJwO
A short by LA-based animator Victoria (Vewn) Vincent following twin tennis superstars Darcy and Marcy as their contrasting personalities deal with the pressure of competitive sports, family and the end of the world.
An award winning short by Robert Grieves in which the idyllic world of two artisan stallholders is shattered by a devious fast-food vendor, bringing a ferocious turf war life changing events and a delicious discovery.
Earlier this week, with a two boxes of bespoke Catch bar selection boxes to giveaway, we asked you what would you like to ‘catch’ Santa leaving under the tree this year.
You answered in your tens,
But there could be only two winners:
Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff: “There’s a pretty major water leak at the front of Casa Kretschmar-Schuldorff, near where the Christmas tree is. I’m blue in the face arguing with Irish Water and GMC/Actavo/Siteserv.I’d like to catch Santy (Redacted and Co) laying some bloomin pipes under the tree. ”
Will O Connell: “I would love to catch a break on these Broadsheet competitions. I’ve entered loads of times and have never won. Why should I win this time? Well, it’s my partner’s favourite chocolate bar and I would love to present him with a limited edition selection box on Christmas morning. I wish he still looked at me the way he looks at a Catch bar.”
Last Monday, with a bottle of Chinnery Dublin Dry Gin to literally giveaway, YOU were asked to tell us why you deserve the hooch
You entered in your thirsty tens.
class wario: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to the fact it’s been oolong since I’ve had a drink!
Bisted: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin as friends of mine once had a racehorse called Comrade Chinnery…a gin called Chinnery might just finish the process of ruination…
Scottser: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to my secret life as a Victorian prostitute ‘Ello Dearie, fancy a good time, my lovely?’ *raises petticoats and jiggles ankle seductively*
Fluffybiscuits: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to a weekend of sin, caused by gin, which left me with a grin, a bloke’s heart I might win…so Chinnery…am I in?
Daisy Chainsaw: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin. I DON’T HAVE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO YOU.
Kolmo: I deserve a bottle of Chinnery Gin especially at this time owing to our office Air-Con not functionin’, 9 people, 10 computers, pungent lunch choices, ’tis a sin for it smells like a bin, It truly smells like a bin. As we sit in this airless 28 degree cage, I scroll through the Broadsheet front page, Lo! this situation we are in could be eased with a win of a bottle of Chinnery Gin.
NKD Pizza, the healthier pizza brand already renowned worldwide, has just opened its first Irish store at Orwell Road, Rathgar in South Dublin.
NKD Pizza is offering their pizza with a difference, daily from 5pm, for delivery or collection.
Ten different grains are sourced from around the world before being ground and blended in County Meath.
It’s all about the base at NKD Pizza
Made fresh in-store, the hand-made dough which contains super grains such as Quiona and Amaranth, a super grain which is composed of 15–18% protein, is bound with water, before proofing for 48 hours, creating a healthier, tastier pizza base.
Pizza lovers can create their very own NKD Pizza or choose from a range of NKD Pizza offerings including gluten free options.
To celebrate the opening, we would like to offer a Broadsheet reader a €50 voucher to spend at NKD Pizza.
To enter, please complete this sentence.
‘My own healthy NKD pizza, which I shall call________________, will contain____________________________________________[ingredients]’
We have a pair of the new UBERKNIT™ Slip-On High Top Sneakers from the new S/S 2017 collection to give away to a Broadsheet reader! These sleek, simple and slick, pull-on sneakers are one of the latest innovations from FitFlop.
With their unbeatable ergonomics, super lightweight midsoles and breathable stretch, you’re guaranteed comfort all day long!
To enter, please complete this sentence.
‘I feel I should be given at least a pair of Fit Flop Uberknit pull-on sneakers particularly this week owing to________________________’
Last week, in our Friday Golden Discs competition, we asked you who your favourite second-generation Irish artists have been over the years.
To be precise, we asked you to fill in the following blanks:
The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be______________________________________’
At stake was a voucher printed and signed off on to the tune of twenty-five Euro, redeemable at any of Golden Discs’ fourteen locations around the country. The competition was fierce. But there, as ever, can only be one winner.
PMCD with the clincher:
“The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to Kevin Rowland of Dexys. Mr Rowland lambasted the stereotype of the Thick Paddy with his first single ‘Dance Stance’: “Never heard about, can’t think about Oscar Wilde and Brendan Behan, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw. Samuel Beckett, Eugene O’Neill, Edna O’Brien and Lawrence Stern.”
He almost spits out the lyrics in anger – it still sends a shiver up my back 35+ years later. Oh, and his second single ‘Geno’ went to No. 1 and happens to be one of the best songs ever – pop fact! And if all that’s not good enough for ya – the man’s got style!”
Other highlights from the running:
Smith: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be John Lydon. Hard to sum up his influence and impact with any soundbite, but this legend firstly under the guise of ‘Johnny Rotten’ with the Sex Pistols was the punk spokesperson for disaffected youth in a time not dissimilar to now in the UK with rising racism and burgeoning neoliberalism. He was both proudly British and Irish and was unafraid to express his views both musically and in person. With PIL, he really found his form and helped to re-shape music with this post-punk brilliance. RISE is a song that encapsulates the man. “Anger is an energy”.”
Jamie: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess is clearly proud Waterford woman Kate Bush (her mother was from the Deise). Have any of these other people (the comments had) mentioned recorded a song with whipping noises and someone going “OOOOH! OOOOH!” like an owl in the background all the way through? No. No they haven’t. I rest my case.”
Penfold: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be both Lennon and McCartney. Both embraced this, evident in their post Beatles ventures, with Wings’ Give Ireland back to the Irish, and Lennon/Yoko’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Bertie Blenkinsop: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be The Smiths. TOTP, 1983. I first set eyes on Johnny Marr and it was love at first sight. He’s never put a foot wrong since in my eyes, the coolest man alive. His autobiography is a great read and his solo stuff is not half bad either.”
Daisy Chainsaw: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be Mary O’Brien who became Dusty Springfield. A sublime voice who brought pathos to and elevated the songs of Bacharach and David to the classics they deserved to be.”
Zena: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess, would have to be Siobhan Fahey from Bananarama. She was so much more than a pretty face.”
EightersGonnaEight: “The greatest example of English-born second generation Irish musical prowess would have to be Bernard Butler of Suede.”