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DFallon had previously pointed out the great poster for ALT’s new Monday club night Corrupt which offered €5 entry and all drinks at €1.50 (!).

A bold move trying to launch student night on a Monday. Most said they couldn’t pull it off. It looks like they haven’t been able to.

01 March 2011

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Some of you may remember the absolute shitstorm that followed the National University of Ireland Maynooth making Bertie Ahern (yes, that Bertie Ahern, of the Drumcondra Mafia) an Honorary Professor in the School of Business and Law. Now, the University are looking for a new name for our canteen.

I have proposed we name it after our most infamous member of staff. If you’re a member of staff or student at the university, please follow our lead. The Bertie Bowl may be a pipe dream, but we can make Bertie’s Breakfast Bowl a reality. He deserves it.

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Spotted around the city.

Love it, more of this kind of thing please.

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Just read this on breakingnews.ie, blood boiling.

Dublin city councillor showed no remorse today when she was found guilty of assaulting former Health Minister Mary Harney who was splattered with red paint at a hospital last November.

Harney had paint thrown at her, covering parts of her clothes, neck, chest and hands, during a sod-turning ceremony for a new primary care and mental health unit at Cherry Orchard Hospital in west Dublin, on November 1 last.

As the nation went to the polls Harney, who did not seek re-election, was called by the State to give evidence against Dublin City Councillor Louise Minihan.

The 29-year-old councillor with an address at Knock Riada, Chapelizod, in Dublin, who is a member of the socialist republican Eirigí party, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting the former health minister and criminal damage to her clothing, which were worth €600 to €800.

Judge Ann Watkin heard at the Dublin District Court that Minihan accepted the facts of the case but claimed she had been engaging in a “political protest.”

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Twitter was full of talk of Morrissey enjoying a gig last night in The Workman’s Club on the quays. DJing there on occasion, we obviously feel 10% cooler this evening than we did yesterday. Hot Press have a great little bit on it over here.

The famed crooner was one of about 100 music-lovers in attendance and appeared to be loving Squarehead’s lo-fi sound. “It was very strange, really bizarre,” singer Roy Duffy says, “(bassist) Ian nudged me and said ‘Morrissey’s at the back of the room!’ but I wear glasses so I actually couldn’t see anyone. Then he kept fucking up, and Ian never fucks up, he’s the one of us who never makes mistakes, so I knew he must be serious!”

Recently, we had the bizarre An Phoblacht review of The Smiths Hatful Of Hollow from 1984.

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After months of planning and publicising, the Punky Reggae Party Vol. 9 is finally upon us! We hope to see as many of you as possible tonight down in Murray’s on O’Connell Street. Support your local DIY club scene, get down early!

It was great to get a little mention in Le Cool yesterday and in today’s Ticket section of the The Irish Times. Thanks to M.H. and J.C.

The cheaplist closes at 6pm this evening so sign up now!

Doors open at 9:30pm and the set times are as follows:

10.00-10.40: DFallon
10.40-11.20: NinjaBill
11.20-12.00: Carax
12.00-1.00: Stealin’ Gately
1.00-2.30 : The Dirty Dubsters

So, who’s going to be there? Well as Mr. Marley said…

(more…)

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Captain Moonlight, you’ve done it again. Mick’s Manifesto is song of the day.

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From the National Library of Ireland Facebook:

Think this is the tiniest book ever printed in Dublin, unless of course, you know different… Printed in 1764 by W. Sleater, it’s “Biblia, or, a practical summary of ye Old & New Testaments”.

(c) NLI

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Great video as ever from Paula at TradeUnionTV. I’ll miss the Sunday Tribune. The telly reviews were side-splitting, the northern coverage cutting edge and they were the first to expose Johnny Cash O’Donoghue and the other Soldiers of Destiny who got a bit carried away.

Mad to hear some of these people talk, they’ve been ‘a face on a page’ for years in this house.

Best wishes to them all in future.

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One for your diary

An interesting seminar coming up next month in reaction to last year’s fantastic Redrawing Dublin book.

UCD Humanities Institute, Gradcam and Dublin City Public Libraries present

‘Redrawing Dublin: interdisciplinarity and interrogation’: a public seminar in response to Paul Kearns and Motti Ruimy, Redrawing Dublin (Gandon Editions, 2010)

Monday, 14 March 2011 | 14 March 2-4pm 2011
Dublin City Library and Archive Seminar Room, Gilbert Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

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Averil Power: Not big on street art. Still, she'll fix the road.

Averil Power, a politician who isn’t even a local councillor for Fianna Fail yet is everywhere all of a sudden (Don’t mention the husband, Fionnan Sheahan of the Indo…), is apparently distributing a leaflet tonight which reads:

“To keep Sinn Féin out, Averil needs your No.1 vote or next highest preference. Only Averil can beat O’Toole. Vote strategically and KEEP SINN FÉIN OUT!”

There is an interesting thread on the subject over here, on Politics.ie. Politics.ie is crack for many of us tonight, who find it hard to live with the media blackout the night before the madness.

Anyone get anything funny in the door tonight? In 2007, Palmerstown and Clondalkin residents received an anonymous leaflet regarding Mary Harney, who was a Progressive Democrat candidate in that election, warning a vote for her was a vote for health cuts. Lets see what we all wake up to tomorrow….

Update: Copy of leaflet can be read here.

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Too cool for school.

Local school is closed tomorrow anyway, with the elections.

Still, we’re delighted with this mention in Le Cool. Come down, say hello.

We’re over here.

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