If pre-millenium sitcom Friends was set in Dublin.

No wait, come back.

Via WaterfordWhispersNews:

Phoebe’s career as a masseuse would see her working in ‘massage parlor’ run by the Kinahans. She would emigrate to Australia at some point.

After returning from Canada Monica’s career as a chef would suffer greatly after a petty review from Lovin’ Waterford accused her restaurant of killing 400 children with an undercooked omelette. It later emerges that the reviewer was just bitter after failing to get Monica’s number despite persistent nagging, however the damage was done and Monica’s restaurant closed down.

Joey would be living on the streets after years of being asked to work for free on low budget acting projects in order to get his name out there.

would work for a ‘letterbox company’ based at an address in Grand Canal after a few miserable years in London doing cocaine. Since the letterbox company is just a front for a multinational company to pay fuck all tax Chandler would do no actual work and have to spend his days lying to the gang about what he’s been up to all day. Hilarious japes would ensue.

Ross would have been forced to change careers and retrain as an accountant after failing to find a job in academia.

, having never fully recovered from working under the stress of a zero hours contract in her local cafe and several years of unemployment, would actually get a pretty class job in Penneys as a buyer. The gang never talk about that one trip to Britain, she took on the ferry.

In fairness.

More at link below.

If ‘Friends’ Was Set In Dublin! (EWaterford Whispers News)

Thanks Jack Jones

This afternoon.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dismisses criticism of  his spin unit (costing five million plus) during leader’s questions in the Dáil.

Previously: The Good News Unit



The number of mortgage accounts impacted by the tracker scandal has risen by 3,100 to 13,000 since March, according to the Central Bank.

In an update on its examination of the issue, the regulator said 23 mortgage holders have so far been identified who lost their homes as a result of being improperly moved from their low-rate tracker product to a higher rate loan.

A further 79 buy-to-let customers affected have also had properties repossessed.

The Central Bank said it expects both of these figures to rise.

By the end of September, banks had rectified the interest rates applied to around 7,700 (98%) impacted mortgage accounts that have so far been identified – a rise of about 1,400 since March.

13,000 mortgage accounts affected by tracker scandal so far – Central Bank (RTÉ)


Seán Hillen, Merging Views

Best short documentary award winner at the Galway Film Fleadh last year.

Now free to air.

Paddy Cahill writes:

You might like our short documentary about artist Seán Hillen we have just made available online.

Its  a portrait that observes Seán as he creates a beautiful new photomontage. He shares thoughts about his work and recent personal discovery.

Seán Hillen

Outside the the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1

‘Tinfoil Terry’ writes:

Considering the extensive home coverage given to the Las Vegas shootings I am surprised that no Irish media outlet has raised concerns about the many anomalies in the official story. … Broadsheet with your conspiratorial bent should have gone to town on this….

….we heard from everyone when this happened, even Fintan O’Toole gave a sermon, but not a peep now that circumstances surrounding what happened are in some doubt…Why?


Pic: Getty