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Free Friday?

The 2019 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition is At The RDS Concert Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 is opening until October 24.

The Awards are Ireland’s largest prize fund for the visual arts (approx €30,000 in total, but there you go).

Sez they:

13 of the best visual art graduates of the year are included in the exhibition and eligible for the five Awards.

The exhibition is free to attend and has been co-curated by artists Janet Mullarney and David Quinn.

From top: Louise Wallace photographed with her piece entitled Hidden in Hazel; Clare Scott  with her piece entitled Heading Towards the Light ; Artist Rosalind Spencer with her piece entitled Narcissus; Jamie Cross with his piece entitled 240v every other 15mins.
2019 RDS Visual Art Awards Exhibition

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Poster for INM’s cyber security conference at Dublin’s RDS today; Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

Independent News and Media is hosting a cyber security conference in Dublin’s RDS today.

At 12.15pm, INM’s Technology Editor Adrian Weckler will speak with Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon.

According to the conference agenda, they will discuss:

Tackling the power and reach of the big tech companies in our society.

How to protect people’s privacy and personal security in an era when everything is online.

Making sure that individuals know and exercise their rights.

Navigating international law and geopolitics when legislatures, courts and cultures clash.

Companies’ rights and responsibilities when it comes to data breaches and making mistakes.


Not the first time, mind.

Related: Data Commissioner dismisses conflict of interest in addressing INM data conference (Irish Examiner, April 9, 2018)

Previously: Legal Coffee Drinker: A Serious Judgement Call

Pic: Cormac Bourke

This afternoon.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

President Higgins (pic 2 and 5) and Sabina (pic 3) join horse-loving ‘revellers’, including Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Pic 3) on Day 3 of the the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Stena Line Dublin Horse Show.


Yesterday: Brimful of Hataí

Good grief.

Last week, with a free family pass to see the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ this Friday at the Dublin Horse Show on offer, we asked you:

Why you would deserve such a prize?

‘Neighbour from Heaven’ won the pass with this desperate plea:

“Not wishing to be pushy,but I deserve the family ticket as my landlord has decided to sell up. The wife and our two kids have been lucky to find a new place to reside but the rent increases by €300 a month. We both work full time and any savings are now going to be lost on rent. She’s horse mad. Please give her something nice. Please :(“

Thanks all

Dublin Horse Show

Pic: Paul Sherwood

Last week” Where’s Me Showjumper


The Conscious Concert.

Wisdom, music, mindfulness and comedy.

At the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 tomorrow from 5pm.

Paul Murphy writes:

You were very kind to run a piece on the Conscious Concert gig last year…and I will be interested to read what the crew in the comments make of this one…

…This year’s lineup will hopefully be our best yet. Jill Purce, a voice coach, therapist and author will be talking about overtone chanting, how to chant and about the many ways in which it can be beneficial in contemplation or meditation.

JP Sears (above), an Ultra Spiritualist!, will be providing some Conscious Comedy on the day with a live web stream from the United States, he offers some welcome comedy and an inspiring message all in one go.

We will also have world renowned performer Manish Shrestha live and on stage. Manish is a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Kathmandu, Nepal. After studying classical and world music he specialized in the sarod, the main instrument of classical Nepalese music.

We will close the evening’s entertainment with Woven which is musical storytelling with a Celtic theme, it is led instrumentally by Pól Brennan of Clannad fame. Woven is a mix of sacred land chants and prayers from Irish musicians and shamans, through the art of story and music the intention is to realign with our hearts, our land, sovereignty, power, unity and oneness….


The Conscious Concert

Previously: New Age Summit

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Theresa Moynes writes:

I witnessed the loveliest sight Saturday morning on my way to the [Horse Show] RDS [Ballsbridge, Dublin 4]. Mama Duck was crossing the busiest road with her duckings and all the drivers stopped, got out of their cars and ushered the little family back to their pond.God only knows why they were crossing to the other side, perhaps they wanted to see the Horsies too…




Anyone know algorithms?

Needs more Karl, in fairness.

Earlier: NERDS

Top pic via Jessica Kelly

Pic: Laura Hogan



Goodness gracious.

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(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)