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Mullet-haired billionaire Richard ‘Rich’ Branson announcing the switch in company name from UPC to Virgin Media this morning in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

A move that could change everything for all of us not least Craig Doyle.

(Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie)

Richard Branson writes:

When we were asked by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) if we would let them sell condoms in our Dublin Virgin Megastore, we were happy to oblige. In May 1990 the IFPA were convicted for selling condoms in the Megastore and fined £400.
The IFPA appealed the conviction on Valentine’s Day 1991 and I testified on their behalf.

And then what happened?

The judge increased the fine to £500 and warned future infringement could result in imprisonment.

Ah.

The Day We Were Arrested For Selling Condoms In Dublin (Richard Branson’s blog)

The Virgin Condom Case (Christine Donaghy, Ifpa.ie)


Former advertising art director Peter Heron, the Irish CEO of NYC-based denim company I Am Not A Virgin, (currently about a tenth of the way toward raising $100,000 in funding through Kickstarter), is having a bit of a legal hoo-hah with Richard Branson.

Here, he states his David versus Goliath case.

Virgin legal missive and product details here.

What do you make of it at all?

(Thanks Sheila Larkin)