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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross

The Oireachtas Members’ Restaurant in Leinster House.

There’s a reason you can’t get a table lately.

Via RTÉ:

Between January and June, Minister Ross invited 507 guests to the Members’ Restaurant compared to Minister Jospeha Madigan‘s 95 guests.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone invited 56 and 42 guests, respectively.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan had 20 guests, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy had 16, while Minister for Health Simon Harris had 14 recorded guests.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had eight guests, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Communications and Climate Action Richard Bruton both had six.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed had four guests in the restaurant, while Minister for Social Affairs Regina Doherty had three.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Minister Michael Ring of Rural Affairs and Minister for Education Joe McHugh are listed as having no invited guests during this time.

Ross invited 507 guests to Dáil restaurant in six months (RTÉ)




Adventures of a Food Truck with a Blank Cookbook

Episode 1: Tedfest

Marcus and Katie, of Strong Roots [a Dublin7-based frozen food start-up”hell-bent on revolutionising frozen vegetables with passion and innovation”], travel the country in a re-furbished food truck in search of recipes.

Strong Roots

Thanks Stephen McManus



Frank O Dea writes:

Spotted this for sale in a supermarket in Reykjavik, Iceland last week. Anyone planning a visit there in late January to mid February might (or might not) like to check out the Viking Midwinter Feast where lots of the locals take to eating lambs head jelly, singed sheep’s head, fermented shark, rams testicles and other such things. Yuk!

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A march against GM multinational Monsanto.

And modified nom in general.

Tony O’Brien writes:

“We are campaigning for healthy, nutritious food for Europe by generating awareness about genetically modified foods, promoting transparency in food labelling and promoting greater scienticic scrutiny of the current GM produce available.

Dublin March Against Monsanto (Facebook)