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This afternoon.

The Convention Centre, Dublin.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald arrives for a Dáil session sporting a perspex balaclava face shield….


This afternoon.

Convention Centre, Dublin.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin arriving for a sitting of the Dail wearing a bespoke face mask featuring his name alongside a tiny defiant tricolour for added protection.

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, center with French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Taoiseach Micheal Martin, left, during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium yesterday

This morning.

Brussels, Belgium.

The €750 billion deal was sealed after intense negotiation that saw a threats of a French walkout and a Hungarian veto – and fierce opposition from the Netherlands and Austria to too generous a package.

Summit chairman Charles Michel tweeted “Deal” shortly after the 27 leaders finally reached agreement at a plenary session.

“This agreement sends a concrete signal that Europe is a force for action,” Mr Michel said at a dawn news conference.

Was the miniature defiant tricolour really necessary?

EU reaches deal on post-pandemic recovery package (RTÉ)

Pic: AP


One day, we’ll plant that flag on that moon and watch it flutter.


David Creedon

This evening.

Howth, County Dublin.


This afternoon.

Howth, County Dublin.

Ahead of a visit by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Via Irish Socialist Republicans (ISR)

Despite the ring of steel put in place by the Free State and British Security Services, Members and supporters of Anti Imperialist Action Ireland and the Anti Internment Group of Ireland slipped inside the cordon to stage a direct action against the English Royal Visit in Howth.

Beneath the Tricolor a large banner was dropped from Howth Abbey that read, ‘No Royal Visits- Our Mandate Our Republic!

Britain has no right to be in Ireland and its Royal Parasites are not welcome here.


More as we get it.

So subtly rendered.

You’d never have guessed.

This morning.

Twitter has launched a General Election 2020 election emoji which  will be ‘triggered’ by the  hashtag #GE2020 and by the Irish language election hashtag; #Togh2020.

Twitter’s Ronan Costello says:

‘’The emoji is specific to the Irish electorate in design and, like many of the products we launch, is guided by how people are already using Twitter – the hashtags that activate it have been adopted by the community and are trending each day of the campaign.

‘’We want to help people to have healthy, open, and safe civic discussion on Twitter. make it easy for those on the service to engage with and follow the national conversation”.