Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

Attending the Irish premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi were from top: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphries, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin Boxer Moran and Minister for Tourism Transport and Sport, Shane Ross.

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Laura Gaynor tweetz:

The BBC Production Trainee Scheme opened for applications this morning! More info on . Here’s a little video of my journey from Sligo to New Broadcasting House in London (watch with sound)


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Joanna Brophy writes:

I’m just getting in touch on behalf of my mother AKA The Mustard Lady. Her handmade The Lodge Barna Mustards are an ideal stocking filler for foodies. She now makes eight unique mustards including some boozy versions featuring Buckie, Dingle Gin, Prosecco and Galway Hooker.

Her mustards are on sale in 24 locations in Galway, Kerry and Dublin.

This year she has also branched out into the exciting world of hampers and has put together a bargain €35 Made In Galway Hamper which includes: hand thrown pottery by Judy Greene Pottery; mustard by The Lodge Barna Mustards; ketchup by The Sauce Guy ; chutney by An Builín Blasta ; special blend tea and coffee and fruit cake or mince pies by McCambridges of Galway and 10% per cent discount off any Galway Food Tours for 2018!

The Hampers are on sale at Galway Christmas Market until December 22.

The Lodge Barna Mustards

Irish-made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’. No fee.


Stefanie Preissner


A sobering demonstration by the US National Institute Of Standards and Technology.

Widely known but worth repeating.


Behold: the Bugatti Type 55 Roadster – possibly the most advanced car on the planet. In 1931.

Based on the Type 45 and Type 47 Grand Prix race cars, it had a straight 8 supercharged engine and (previously unheard-of) alloy wheels.

This beautifully restored vehicle was the first T55 ever made which explains the cost.

A mere €3.4+ million.


This afternoon.

Tá: 14

No: 6

Abstention: 1 (chair)

Voting by members of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution for ‘repeal simplictiter’, Article 40.3.3 to be repealed from the Constitution and the houses Oireachtas be given the power to legislate.

In fairness.

Pic via Sean Defoe


Oh, Rónan.


Senator Catherine Noone

This afternoon.

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution on the Eighth Amendment are currently voting on whether to repeal or keep the Eighth Amendment.

Watch proceedings live here

More as we get it.

Earlier: Slim Majority


There you go now.


Festive Spirits – That’s When You Know It’s Christmas

Wait, come back.

It’s for charidee!

Kevin, of the Festive Spirits, writes:

We are a musical duo based in Wexford. ‘That’s When You Know It’s Christmas’ is a fun, rollicking countdown of the days to Christmas with all the proceeds of which will go to Focus Ireland.

It’s available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. It costs a mere 99c.

Whether you like it or hate it, we just ask that people buy it anyway – every cent is going to Focus Ireland.

This morning.

Portly pro-life Independent TD Mattie McGrath improvises on the plinth ahead of a series of votes this afternoon by the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment.

The committee, whose chairwoman is Fine Gael pro-choice Senator Catherine Noone (top), is expected to recommend repealing and not replacing the Eighth Amendment.


Politicians slam TD Mattie McGrath’s bizarre ‘fat lady’ comments about Senator Noone (



This afternoon.

People Before Profit TDs Bríd Smith (left) and Ruth Coppinger holding Abortion pills during a press conference on the plinth before the Eighth Committee votes.