It’s Friday so that means competition time.

This week I’m asking: What’s your favourite music video by an Irish artist?

Here’s mine.

Answer below and you could win a prestigious €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my life coach.

Lines MUST close at 10.15pm.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s no-hit wonder here

This evening.


Minister for Education Norma Foley

This afternoon

The Department of Education is considering advice from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre that could result in all secondary school students wearing face coverings.

It is understood these measures are being considered with teachers’ unions and other key education stakeholders today….

Bad for humanity.

Good for acne sufferers.


The National Public Health Emergency Team has not ruled out advising localised restrictions in the midlands after a‘ huge surge’ in cases there linked to outbreaks.

The Government and NPHET expect to issue updated advice today to those living in Kildare, Laois and Offaly…

Face coverings for secondary school students a possibility (RTÉ)


This afternoon.

Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

With permission granted, two gentlemen – possibly stragglers from Bertie Blenkinsop’s birthday lunch – soak up the rays while toasting their enviable ‘dad bods’.

Take that, Richard Bruton.



A sun-baked tortoise prepares to return to Stephen’s Green pond amid paparazzi.

Leon Farrell/Rollingnews

A short by Gutierrez Obeso that started life as a book inspired by a BBC natural history documentary, then graphic stories and finally this larger narrative: a ‘call to action’ for humanity, whose behaviour and motives the director sees echoed in that of our closest evolutionary cousins.


This afternoon.

Kildare Fianna Fáil TD James Lawless (above left) speaks to a reporter from VMT on the outbreak of coronavirus cases at O’Brien Fine Foods, home of Brady’s ham, where 80 employees have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.

All operations at the facility have been stopped.



Or nonsense?

Only YOU can decide.

he Workman’s Club will reopen on August 14th (District)

Well that depends. With customary animated aplomb, German educational design studio Kurzgesagt sez:

The observable universe is a big place that has been around for more than 13 billion years. Up to two trillion galaxies made up of  something like 20,000 billion billion stars surround our home galaxy. In the milky way alone scientists assume there are some 40 billion earth like planets in the habitable zone of their stars. When we look at these numbers it is hard to imagine  that there is nobody else out there. 

Previously: Bright Sparks