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Nul points.

Get your own battle cruiser.



This afternoon.

Parading from Dublin Castle to College Green, Dublin 2.

A march by female members and delegates from police services in over 60 countries, including women bobbies from Scotland Yard (above), who are attending a three day conference in Dublin Castle. The International Association of Women in Policing Conferences is hosted by An Garda Síochána as part of its centenary commemorations and to coincide with International Women’s Day today.

Or it could all be an extravagant hen party.

Impossible to tell.

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews


He’s ours!


Wally the walrus resumes journey along Ireland’s south west coast (RTÉ)


…via Irish Times Letters:

Your article on the walrus currently off the coast of Cork states that after leaving Valentia Island the walrus was “later spotted in Wales before resurfacing when it hauled itself into a boat off Ardmore” .

In fact, the walrus has travelled further. In May this year, he was spotted in Cornwall, Brittany and La Rochelle; in June he was seen in Bilbao and Santander, before spending some time recently in the Isles of Scilly.

You further quote Dr. Emer Rogan, who said: “[It’s] difficult to say whether this animal is a male or a female.”

Photographs from Les Sables-d’Olonne have allowed citizen-scientists to identify the walrus as male.

I should also note that while in Wales he was nicknamed Wally.

Claire O’Toole,
Dublin 24


Irish Times Letters