Tag Archives: Valentines Day

Stop that.

This afternoon.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Valentine lovebirds, from top: Alex Akkawi and Elizaveta Loksha from Austria; Evelyn Chew and Tushi O, and Matthew Markiewicz and Katie Byrne, assemble at the flower stall.

Where are your masks?


This evening.

Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Assorted geezers leaving it a little late.

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews


This morning.

Nobody wants them.

They don’t seem to care.

Ashbourne Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Dogs Trust writes:

As Valentine’s Day approaches,we are appealing for a home for its ‘cutest couple’, who have collectively spent 35 months in their care.

Collie crossbreeds, two-year-old Finn and one-year-old Willow, affectionately called ‘Fillow‘ by staff, arrived at the charity separately but quickly became the best of friends.

Both dogs have had difficult starts in life. At just two weeks old, Willow and her siblings were abandoned in a bucket, but thankfully a kind passer-by took them to Dogs Trust where they were hand reared by staff.

Willow can be quite worried by noises and unfamiliar people, but Finn helps give her the confidence she needs to be a happy and trusting lady. Similarly for Finn, he is a sensitive soul who finds comfort with his ‘girlfriend’ Willow. Their unbreakable bond helps them both overcome their fears.

Despite the charity’s best efforts to get the adorable duo noticed on social media with their adorable antics, the pair remain overlooked.


Dogs Trust

Pics by Fran Veale

Love is…

…books and chocolate and candles and mugs.

Aisling Finn writes:

Spoil her or him this Valentine’s Day with one of these beautiful gift boxes from The Book Resort. Fast, free delivery nationwide along with a gorgeous handwritten card.

The Book Resort

Irish-made Valentine’s stuff to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Valentine’s Stuff’. No fee.

The votes are in.

Last Sunday, with a special heart-shaped €50 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to share a Valentine dedication.

You answered in your doe-eyed dozens.

But there could be only one winner:

Friends In Time by The Golden Horde (ft Larry Gogan)

Andy Pipkin writes:

“When I discussed this competition with herself and I told her I was going too dedicate a song to the first love of my life which is, music (and live music) let’s just say it didn’t go down so well!

“So I thought I better do the right thing and dedicate my choice to my best friend, my soul mate, my beautiful angel and hopefully soon to be Mrs Pipkin!

“Unbelievably she’s not really into music but this has been our song since I first introduced her to it.”

Nick says: Aww.

Last Sunday: Win Nick’s Valentine Voucher

Golden Discs

He’s a charmer.

Watch him.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day (this Friday!)

Rob Reeves writes:

I ventured into Dublin to find out if people were single or taken for this coming Valentine’s Day, whether they are happy or sad about it, and if they have any wacky exes in their past that they’re glad to have put behind them.

Rob Reeves Films

Love is…

…the stunning  selection of cards and prints at Dublin’s The Jam Art Factory for Valentine’s Day (this Friday!)

To suit any mood: traditional, satirical  or – splutter! – saucy.

Mark at Jam Art Factory, writes:

To celebrate the outstanding selection Valentine’s Day cards and prints avaialable at the Jam Art this February 14, we are offering a heartwarming giveaway.

The winner can pick a print (up to €45) of his/her choice from our love section here.

They can also pick a card to go with the print from our card section here.

Best comment to the following wins the print and card – tell us about your worst Valentine’s Day experience.

Lines MUST close at 2am.

Jam Art Factory

Irish-made Valentine’s Day stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie. No fee.

This February 14 (FRIDAY!)

Say it with more than flowers.

Aisling Finn writes:

For Valentines Day, the Book Resort will deliver a luxury box, beautifully presented and filled with a brilliant new book, delicious “Love” chocolate, a vial of “Love” bath salts, & a handwritten card with roses on the front.

To finish it off, the box will be scattered with rose petals.

The cost is EUR30 and there is free delivery in Ireland – but hurry!. All suppliers are Irish.

The Book Resort

Irish-made Valentine’s gift ideas to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked “irish-Made Valentine’s Stuff.

Stop that.

Dancing with the Stars sweethearts Jake Carter and Karen Byrne reminding you to buy a bouquet from Aldi and revealing research that shows 60% of men purchase flowers after 5.30pm on Valentine’s Day.

The absolute rotters.

With a dozen roses available from €3.79 to the Premium Naomi Roses Showstopper Bouquet at €49.99 everyone is catered for at Aldi, even the cheap bum.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland