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preventersAnd did you nick these seven lightning preventers?

RTÉ reports:

“Gardaí have issued a warning to the public after radioactive material was taken in a burglary in Swords, Co Dublin over the weekend.

“Seven lightning preventers, which were contained in a red metal box, were taken during the course of the burglary.”

“They have the appearance of aluminium or stainless steel but are of no scrap value.”

“Gardaí say these are highly dangerous and should not be touched or approached.”

“The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has said “if handled they will cause radioactive contamination to the person’s hands and clothing with the possibly of internal radioactive contamination.”

Gardaí issue warning over stolen radioactive material (RTÉ)

A presumably tongue-in-cheek homage to the iconic sword throne of Game of Thrones made from twenty scorched and melted keyboards by Mike DeWolfe, who explains:

The underlying message is one of suffering. The keyboards have been melted and warped. They’re made to twist to fit, but at the same time that renders them unuseable because they cannot fulfill their intended purpose. The keyboards are black and silver, and the underlying chair is white, but those colours have been replaced with black, in whole or in random splotches. The keyboard warping includes the scorching of almost all of the ESC keys to symbolize how impossible it can be escape suffering and blackness. The only key that is consciously left undamaged is the ESC key on the highest positioned keyboard. Around the back, the keyboard cables have been arranged like human hair with an attempt to braid the cables that is ultimately left in a tangle. This denotes how good plans and order can degenerate into chaos.

Now for yeh.


Dame Court, Dublin.

Not only that.

It’s home to the best little Sunday night gig venue in the city

Barry writes:

The Stag’s head Raw is the brainchild of James Elworthy (ex Tower Records). The gigs [Sunday nights] present some of Ireland’s finest musical acts in a unique setting, the upstairs lounge of The Stag’s Head. While the pub itself is one of the best known in the city centre, its top room is one of the better kept secrets in Dublin. It’s like walking into a living room however the key difference is it has a bar. What we are aiming to create with The Stag’s Head Raw is the warm vibe of Other Voices but in the heart of Dublin.


This Sunday?

Dublin electro pop outfit, Swords:


8pm. €8.