The European Parliament published its first results of its post-election Eurobarometer survey.
Asked if “taking everything into account, would you say that Ireland has on balance benefited or not from being a member of the EU?”, 89 per cent of Irish respondents said “yes” – 21 per cent more than the EU average.
The programming really works.
The survey can be read in full here
Glencree and Powerscourt County Wicklow.
More as we get it.
Earlier: Meanwhile, In Powerscourt
Random item in the shape of Ireland. (Single Bran Flake, on tile, North Kildare, 2019)
The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island)
From top: the offending article in The Spectator; Ireland’s UK ambassador Adrian O’Neill and his letter to the magazine’s editor
A diplomatic response to ‘ cheese-eating surrender monkey’ accusations leveled at Ireland in The Spectator by the suitably-named, Robert Hardman.
Hardman said that Ireland was joining a group of “flimsily-connected” countries with “deplorable human rights records” and “French-speaking crooks”, some of whom, he added, appeared “at the bottom of every global corruption index”.
“Only the mean-spirited would suggest that little Leo will do anything to suck up to the top gang in the EU playground…,” he continued.
“How odd, then, to see the Irish — usually so quick to take offence at any whiff of imperialism — acting as a cheerleader for French aggrandisement.”
Ireland’s strange decision to join the French commonwealth (Robert Hardman, The Spectator – behind paywall)
Magazine criticised by ambassador for “anti-Irish sentiment” (The Irish World)
Previously: A Mere Spectator
Hostels In Ireland tweets:
New #SpiderManFarFromHome posters were recently released which show Spidey in #London, #Venice and #France. We’re terribly disappointed by the lack of #Ireland in #FarFromHome so we decided to create our very own #Dublin edition of the posters
Constantin Gurdgiev tweetz:
Congratulations, #Ireland! We’ve done it again. Another housing crisis, and we are the second WORST in the world in terms of housing affordability.
Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland tweetz:
This week, over SIX HUNDRED undocumented people sent these postcards to Ministers Flanagan & Humphreys to remind them that in communities, homes & businesses all over Ireland, undocumented people are doing work that is *essential* to Irish society. #TheOtherUndocumentedIrish
Snowbie, who describes themselves as an amateur UK/Ireland weather historian and student, tweetz:
Maximum wind gusts for Storm Gareth in comparison with other storms of the season and the 2010s decade at Irish stations. Colour coded based on the warning system.
Red = In excess of 130kph
Orange/amber = 111 to 130kph
Yellow = 90 to 110kph
Carlow Weather tweetz:
Two planes playing X and O in the Sky 😁 plenty of bright spells over Carlow but cloud increasing from the West as winds start to ease off here.