Losing Alasaa

By Tom Burke.

Tom writes:

I have been working on a documentary about the village of Newtok, Alaska over the past three years.

The community there are threatened by rapid coastal erosion which sees up to 50 feet of tundra fall into the river every year.

The film follows their efforts to pioneer a new town on higher ground, their struggles to maintain their native identity and their daily lives as American citizens with no access to basic infrastructure like running water

A special screening of ‘Losing Alaska’ will be held at the IFI [Temple Bar, Dublin 2] followed by a Q&A with Tom and composer Gerry Horan on September 29 as part of DocFest. Tickets at link below.

IFI Documentary festival: Losing Alaska (IFI)

Good times.

Hollybrook Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 (Daft)

Nottingham Street, North Strand, Dublin 3 (Daft)

Feeling flush?

Enjoy music?

Can you help Newbridge, County Kildare-born, Cork-based singer and guitarist Sarah Ryan (top) make her debut album?

Barry H writes:

Sara Ryan has been receiving praise for the tracks on her Glitter Skies EP …And now she’s preparing to record her debut album and is asking for some help to raise the funds for the recording and manufacturing….

Sarah Ryan – debut album (Fundit)

A  mural for POW! WOW! creative collective at Worcester Massachusettts by street artist OG Slick.

Because three Mickey Mouse hands spray-painting a big smiley face.


This afternoon.

Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly

Presidential Candidate Gavin Duffy campaigning with his wife Orlaith Carmody (pic 2) on the first day National Ploughing Championships 2018.

Earlier: ‘Sup?

Mid-Morning Presidential Matters

Previously: Man of The People

He Enjoys Hunting, Small, Cuddly Creatures

Actually they’re not that bad.

This afternoon.

Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Smiley Poo-clad Swimmers Against Sewage make their point with extreme cosplay and a jig.


This afternoon.

Leinster house, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Protesters against corruption in Ireland, including Margaret Cash (pic 2) whose children slept in a garda station last month, greet politicians as they return from their summer holidays.

Earlier: They’re Back

Leah Farrell/RollingNews


Recorded LIVE earlier this morning.

Gemma O’Doherty (top right) discusses her bid for a nomination to contest the Presidency of Ireland. PLUS Artist Kevin Sharkey (top left) on why he pulled out.

Update: Kevin, who could not join us due to technical difficulties, will be with us LIVE tomorrow at 10am.