The Dogs of Dublin by John Rooney


Like dogs?

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

Artist and designer John Rooney drew up a commission piece for all the dogs in Dublin sent into us over social media recently. We’ve one signed A3 print to giveaway to the lucky winner who can tell us their funniest/most memorable dog story.

Lines MUST close at2am.


Jam Art Prints

The Jam Art Prints competition runs here every second Thursday. Latest winner here.

Actually, no, just an aurora. But what an aurora. To wit:

Captured in 2015, this aurora was noted by Icelanders for its great brightness and quick development. The aurora resulted from a solar storm, with high energy particles bursting out from the Sun and through a crack in Earth’s protective magnetosphere a few days later. Although a spiral pattern can be discerned, creative humans might imagine the complex glow as an atmospheric apparition of any number of common icons. In the foreground of the featured image is the Ölfusá River while the lights illuminate a bridge in Selfoss City. Just beyond the low clouds is a nearly full Moon. The liveliness of the Sun — and likely the resulting auroras on Earth — is slowly increasing as the Sun emerges from a Solar minimum, a historically quiet period in its 11-year cycle.

(Image: Davide Necchi)


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This afternoon.

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy (top) defended using dáil privilege last night to ‘out’ Simon Harris as the minister who allegedly leaked details of Katherine Zappone’s appointment to the press.


Mr Carthy told RTÉ News at One that Taoiseach Micheál Martin has a responsibility to investigate the leaking of Cabinet information and said that “if anyone has evidence it is Fine Gael” and they should share any evidence on the matter to An Garda Síochána.

He said that he “only knows what is general knowledge” that a sting operation was conducted by a junior minister.

The Cavan/Monaghan TD said his remarks are not a surprise to anyone in the Oireachtas, in the media or within Government circles and he does not think “there should be any problem with the public being aware of what is the talk of Irish political circles”.

Carthy stands over Cabinet confidentiality claims (RTE)

Earlier: Confident Swagger


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This afternoon.

Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing Eoin Ó Broin on the Plinth ahead of introducing legislation in the Dáil today that would remove the Part V affordable housing exemption for developers.

Housing Minister Darragh O’ Brien’s Housing For All plan includes measures to increase social and affordable homes in new developments from 10pc to 20pc – except, if a developer bought land between 2015 and 2021.

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Previously: Developing Story

This afternoon.

Via Belfast Telegraph:

Children in Northern Ireland may be able to overrule their parents and get the Covid-19 vaccine against their wishes, a senior medic has said.

Dr Naresh Chada, deputy chief medical officer at the Department of Health, said some children may be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine without parental consent.

However, he stressed that officials are keen that there will be “sufficient discussion” between children and those with parental responsibility to ensure this doesn’t happen.

Consent: NI young people could get Covid vaccine against parents’ wishes, says senior medic (Belfast Telegraph)




Historian Catherine Corless

On The Late Late Show.

Linda Pototzki writes:

Stars of the new hit TV drama KIN, Ciarán Hinds and Clare Dunne will join Ryan on the show where Ciarán will share about the joy of filming in Dublin again and his childhood spent dancing in Belfast. Clare will chat about why she could never be a crime boss and the real stories that inspire her.

Irish TikTok sensation with over 1.6 million followers, Miriam Mullins will be speaking to Ryan about living her life online…

After his assault in Dublin City last month attracted global media attention, Ireland’s Olympic Taekwondo star Jack Woolley will join Ryan to discuss how he’s coped with being thrust into the spotlight over the last six weeks…

Tuam historian Catherine Corless and her husband, Aidan will join Ryan in a special in-depth interview like no other to discuss Catherine’s new book Belonging: A Memoir, her quest for the truth about Tuam Mother and Baby Home in Galway…

We’ll also be looking at some incredible photographs from Old Ireland in Colour 2, the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s bestselling book…

…Plus, Wallis Bird will be performing her classic song To My Bones while The Three Amigos be giving the nation a Garth [Brooks] treat with a special medley of his hits.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9.35pm.


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‘Rebecca’s Boyfriend’

The debut feature from filmmaker Craig Austin Reynolds will have its premiere at the IndieCork film festival on September 19 at the Gate Cinema, Cork.

You might recall Craig’s excellent short ‘Ringsend‘ a few years back.

Craig writes:

Rebecca’s Boyfriend is an Irish, no budget indie film made over the course of two years with a lot of heart. It’s got a brilliant Irish cast including Cameron Macaulay, Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins), Mark Doherty (Moone Boy, Ondine, Disco Pigs), and a whole host of other brilliant established and up-and-coming theatre actors.

IndieCork Film Festival 2021

Last night.

Government Buildings.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney departs the grounds of Leinster House following the defeat of a Sinn Féin vote of no confidence over his botched handling of Katherine Zappone’s UN appointment.


An allegation made in the Dáil yesterday by Sinn Féin politician Matt Carthy about Minister Simon Harris was “appalling” and “an abuse of Dáil privilege”, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Speaking under privilege during a Dáil debate yesterday, Mr Carthy accused Minister Harris of leaking from Cabinet.

A spokesperson for Minister Harris said the accusation amounts to “a clear misuse of Dáil privilege and it’s untrue”.

Harris allegation ‘an abuse of privilege’, Fine Gael TD claims (RTÉ)

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