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This afternoon.

Dáil, Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy (top) criticises seating arrangements in the Dáil chamber as a return to the Convention Centre is rumoured.

Meanwhile, People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett  (above) called out the €25,000-a-day Convention Centre cost, saying:

“We are spending about 50 times more on insuring adherence to public health guidelines per TD than we are spending per pupil in school.”

Earlier: Underlying


The Convention Centre, Dublin


At the Convention Centre in Dublin.

Insurance Ireland will be holding its seventh Annual Fraud Conference. To wit:

“Insurance Ireland will again convene an array of leading speakers from across the industry and beyond.

The theme of this year’s Insurance Ireland Fraud Conference is ‘The Cost of Fraud to Society’.

The programme will outline some of the various knock-on effects of fraud on our society, from the monetary impact on small businesses and the self-insuring business model, to the societal and resource impact of the current ‘claims culture’, and the priorities the industry must address in collaboration with various stakeholders.”

Meanwhile, RTÉ reports:

Chief Justice Frank Clarke is one of several speakers who will address the Insurance Ireland event at the Convention Centre.

Increasing compensation payouts and claims of ongoing fraud are huge issues and the insurance industry is seeking to address them at the conference.

It has been claimed that some payouts are more than four times higher in Ireland compared to those in the UK and a long-promised Judicial Council is meant to look at the issue.

Insurance Ireland Fraud Conference 2019

Insurance Ireland conference to address fraud, compensation payouts (RTÉ)

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Martin writes:

Caught this footage on Thursday, May 28, at around 4pm at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Didn’t have time to stop and give my details to the biker (as I was heading off on a stag). Could you share it here in case someone knows him and he wants to follow it up? I think she’ll look both ways before running out into traffic the next time. If that was a car she would’ve been in far worse shape!


[Bono addesses the European People’s Party Elections Congress in the Convention Centre this afternoon, top, and Bono with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny]

“I want to give an enormous, enormous shout out. The biggest shout out I have in my heart, to the Irish people for coming through. I’d love to say it was the Troika but I think it was despite the Troika. The Irish people bailed the Irish people out.”

“For all this progress, for all these achievements, nearly 60 years after the Treaty of Rome, Europe is an economic entity that still needs to become a social entity,” he said. “Europe is a thought that needs to become a feeling.”

“Right now, your ministers . . . and your members of the European Parliament are working on another law that could help transform the lives for the poor, and the rest of us, too.”

“It’s a law to inject daylight into the financial system to stop corrupt monies vanishing to ‘safe’ havens and combat money laundering,”

Ah fupping here.


Bono’s full speech courtesy of Gavan Reilly.

Watch here.

Irish people not troika bailed out State, claims Bono (Irish Times)

Pic via RTVE and Gente en Ideal.es

At the Convention Centre, Dublin, last night were from top: Bod and Amy; The Hubes; Chris O’Dowd; Kathryn Thomas; Brenda Fricker; Olivia Treacy and Michael Fassbender; Jennifer Maguire, and IFTA lifetime-achievement winner Fionnula Flanagan.

We scrub up well.

In fairness.

Earlier: Live From The IFTAs

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)