Get your wellies.

KnockanStockan has firmly established itself as the best festival in the land for new music and certainly has the most picturesque setting looking down on the Blessington lakes.

Thanks to my friends at Good Seed PR, I am offering you the chance to win TWO weekend CAMPING passes for the three-day hooley in County Wicklow which starts TOMORROW.

Featuring an eye-watering array of Irish and international acts over multiple stages, including Soda Blonde (ex-Little Green Cars) and ace DJ Donal Dineen, it promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

To enter simply tell me below about your favourite experience at an Irish music festival over the years. The answer will be chosen by my Burmese cat Peadar.

Lines MUST close at 1am 7.30am.

Nick says: Good luck!

KnockanStockan 2019

Good grief.


Above back frow from left: Nail Artists Kate O’ Brien, Lynn Collins and Rebecca Mc Parland; front Row, from left: Megan Page with Sinead Rice from the National Gallery of Ireland, Andrea Horan from Tropical Popical and Nail Artist Jo Simpson

This afternoon.

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

Members of nail bar Tropical Popical and the National Gallery of Ireland launch RENAILSSANCE; a display at the gallery celebrating a year-long creative partnership which saw Tropical Popical “responding to both the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions at the Gallery”.

And why not.

Brighten up the old ‘coke spoons’ fingernails.


Free tonight?

Tropical Popical

Leah Farrell/RollingNews



true that.


Colm Henry?


Mizen Peninsula, West Cork.

Diarmaid Frain writes:

The lake that looks like Ireland, (3 Castles Head)…


Jimmy Madeupname writes:

I notice the catalogue page for the ‘Broadsheet Book of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland’ has been removed from the New Island website.

This would mean that you have finally sold out. Thankfully, it’s still available on Amazon.

Isn’t time for a second edition though??


Only YOU can decide.

Behold: the Lotus Evija Electric Coupe. Capable of 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds, a top speed of 320km/h, a 400km range on a full charge and a frankly alarming 1,973 bhp, it will be the most powerful production car ever built.

Each individual wheel can transfer more power than any car Lotus has produced to date.

Built around a one-piece carbon fibre monocoque chassis with laser headlights and a racetrack inspired interior, only 130 will be made, each of which – including yours – will cost €1.87 million.


Dr John McCartney, Director of Research at Savills Ireland


Supply is catching up with demand.

Look into the eyes not around the eyes.

Savills’ Dr John McCartney writes (via The Irish Times):

Opposition politicians of all creeds have made housing their main point of attack. Meanwhile, private sector economists have rowed in to emphasise the intractability of our housing problems.

It would be wrong to say these commentators are spinning the crisis, but, equally, it is plain to see how they might benefit from the perception that Ireland is facing a quasi-permanent shortage of residential property.

For Opposition politicians, an obdurate housing crisis provides the opportunity to sell hope.

…In recent years I have seen estimates of the annual home-building requirement ranging from around 20,000 to over 50,000 units. Based on recent pricing evidence, it seems those who were towards the lower end of this range have been the most correct.

In a nutshell, it looks like house price index (HPI) and rent inflation are slowing simply because supply is catching up with demand.

Looking ahead, high rents will continue to put pressure on tenants in the private rental sector.

But further output growth in the short run should start to bring inflation more into line with earnings growth.

Longer-term, if completions were to continue rising, as in recent years, the biggest concern would actually be about over-supply.


Ireland’s housing market is stabilising, despite claims to the contrary (Dr John McCartney, Irish Times)


Thanks Vanessa