Shy and missing.

Niamh Walsh writes:

Millie is a beautiful cocker spaniel who has been missing from Baltrasna in the Ratoath/Ashbourne area of Co. Meath since around 9pm on Wednesday night. Could you help us find her? She is very shy and nervous so please be careful if you see her and approach her. She may be bunkered down somewhere so please check trees, bushes and outhouses. She is microchipped, neutered and collared. Millie is a rescue dog and we desperately want her home. We will pay a reward for anyone that finds her.



This afternoon.

Natrium HQ, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

A protest against the ongoing silence of Natrium, the owners of Clerys, over the sacking of 460 workers in June. The department store liquidation will cost the State €2.5m in workers’ statutory redundancy entitlements.

Former Clerys worker and SIPTU Shop Steward, Alan O’Brien, said:

“It has been 11 weeks since the store was closed without notice resulting in hundreds of job losses. Natrium has treated us appallingly while it has made millions out of this deal. The sudden closure of the store caused massive distress to the workers, many of whom gave decades of service to Clerys. All we are asking for is to be treated with a degree of respect. We want Deirdre Foley [Natrium CEO] and the other people involved in Natrium to meet us face-to-face and explain their actions.”

Former Clerys workers demand meeting with owners (RTÉ)

(Sasko Lazarov/



You may recall the baffling sticker-led campaign against tasty McGargles, Waterford-based independent craft brewers.

Bibi writes:

Above is the background to the McGargles story in The Phoenix….Molson eh? *starts printing more stickers*


Previously: McGarglesGate



This afternoon.

Sligo’s  White Hag Brewery stand At the Craft Beer Festival, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Paul Mullin writes:

Here’s our Brewer, Joe Kearns, serving  our ‘coffee rocket’ courtesy of Cloud Picker Coffee…

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Dog-adoring telly star Darren Kennedy launching the Doggie Do, Ireland’s first dog festival in Merrion Square, Dublin 2, on September 12.

Michael writes:

Organisers of The Doggie Do are delighted to reveal the latest news about the programme for The Doggie Do, Ireland’s first ever dog festival, taking place in Merrion Square Saturday 12th September.Darren will host the family-friendly dog-centric extravaganza.

The Doggie Do is inspired by the annual Halloween Dog Parade in New York City’s East Village, which offers the chance for the community of dog-owners to get together – and for everyone to enjoy the spectacle of dogs in fancy dress.
One of the highlights of The Doggie Do will be the The Dog of Dublin 2015 canine costume competition.

The Dublin event will also have a strong emphasis on responsible dog ownership. Some of Ireland’s best trainers will be involved and give our canine besties some of the pampering they deserve, there will be a Doggie and Soul chill out area, with a water bar, comfy cushions, and a relaxing dog-friendly sound-track.

We have a Doggie Do ‘Lone Wolf’ ticket (1 adult) and a Pack (2 adults + 2 kids) to give away to TWO mutt-owning Broadsheet readers.

To enter, just complete this sentence (adding detail if it suits):

‘If my dog was a well known human he/she would be_________________’

Lines MUST close at 4.45pm MIDNIGHT (Friday)

The Doggie Do