Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

No contest.

This afternoon.

Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday…

…Elle Sleep writes:

Back in the 90’s no one could have predicted that a chip advert would spark a national debate…’Daddy Or Chips‘? The simple yet generation-defining question had kids everywhere choosing between their fatherly influence, or the humble chip – and let’s face it, Dad’s didn’t come out on top a whole lot.

Irish brand Strong Roots is seeking to level the playing field and give mums the chance to take on the ultimate rival for their children’s affections. But this time it’s not just any chip – it’s a Strong Roots Proper Chip, made from just two ingredients – Maris Piper potatoes and a drop of sunflower oil. Will Mammy fare any better in time for Mother’s Day?


Strong Roots

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This afternoon.

Curragh Plains, County Kildare.

Who’s caddying the virus?


Never mind.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews



Two members of the Defence Forces also on the Curragh Plains this afternoon chase down rogue microbes and people hugging their mothers.




You not here
to not know what
key goes in what lock;
to tell not exactly the truth
about who said what to whom;
to spend the whole first day
of the January sales
examining tea towels
you end up not buying; to notice
I’ve not yet mowed the lawn,
to not know when
the oil will run out, or have
a plan B, or a good word
for your enemies; to send me out
at four in the morning in search of
cigarettes; to stand smoking
by the kitchen window and say
this didn’t happen; to smirk
and tell the world
moving furniture was never his thing
the day I do my shoulder in
carrying your coffin.

Kevin Higgins

From ‘The Ghost in the Lobby’ (Salmon Poetry, 2014).

Designer neckwear.

To your Ma’s door by Mother’s Day (next Sunday, March 11).

Heather Finn writes:

Joyful, hand-loomed knitwear in a rainbow of colour. Knit from the softest cashmere and lambswool yarn. Designed and made in Dublin. Candy stripe, Lemon drop, Happy stripe or beach stripe!

Yours for 60.

She is worth it.

Heather Finn Knitwear

Irish-made Mother’s Day stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish Mother’s Day stuff’. No fee.


Buy her Irish-made stuff.

Judith Richie writes:

I wanted to let your readers know to let you know about a 2 day pop up shop that’s taking place later this week, to coincide with Mother’s Day, organised by Carousel – a group of independent female Irish designers.

The boutique pop-up shop takes place at The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin on Friday March 24 (10am – 8pm) and Saturday 25th (10am – 5.30pm) March 2017.

Carousel is a group of resourceful and talented Irish female designers from various disciplines including fashion, jewellery, home and giftware, coming together to create boutique showroom events while also fostering an environment of common purpose, sharing and growth for like-minded designers.


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