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Dan writes:

I live on Observatory Lane, Rathmines. [On Wednesday] at 1.50 in the afternoon a bald man driving a silver saloon Mercedes reversed into my vintage BMW and drove away.

I heard the crash and went to the window and saw the man examining my bonnet and his broken right rear tail light. I raced downstairs but by the time I’d unlocked the front door the man had scarpered.

There can’t be too many bald men driving silver saloon Mercedes with a broken right rear tail light in Dublin! I’m hoping that someone who reads broadsheet knows this guy and encourages him to do the right thing.

I’m not a materialistic person but my vintage BMW is my pride and joy. The fact that I’m home at 2 in the afternoon is a clue that funds aren’t free flowing at the moment. And that I’ve to put my hand in my pocket to rectify this man’s mistake is unjust.

It’s not only the money, I guess when you see someone reverse into your car and just drive off, it’s one more droplet that slightly erodes your view of the goodness in people, sense of community and togetherness etc.

I’m writing this on the off chance that someone who reads this knows the driver and plays to his better conscience.

I write more in therapeutic hope than expectation but you never know!


stella1 stella2The Stella cinema, Rathmines, Dublin.

Now Showing: Gone With The Wind (1939)

Emily writes:

Before and after storm. It blew off the letters.


The gale or something else entirely.

We may never know.

Stella Cinema?

Pics by Jim O’Callaghan


stella 3Jim O’Callaghan has located what may be the last surviving section of Stella lettering. A bit off the ‘A’ if we’re not mistaken. More as we get it.

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mart3mart22Scenes from the opening of Mart on Rathmines Road, Dublin last week.

Formerly a derelict fire station; now a softly-lit art space, studio and damn hipster hotspot.

Who will douse Dublin 6’s fires/retrieve their cats now?

Conceptual artists??

*shakes fist, runs*

From top: Mart exterior: Matthew Nevin, co-founder of Mart and friend; Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan greeting artists Emily Bruton and Jill French (right); There’s always one; brollies and art fans loitering outside Mart on opening night.


Pics: Emily