This afternoon.

Mughsot and booking information for American television star Jussie Smollet, who has been charged with staging a fake a racial assault on himself by two Trump supporters

The 36-year-old actor is suspected of paying two Nigerian brothers to stage the attack. They are both co-operating with the investigation, police say.

Empire star Jussie Smollett ‘staged hoax attack over salary’ (BBC)

Tuesday: Hate That

Behold: the 1978 Porsche 911 gProgramm Coupe – an ‘outlaw’ 911 made by bespoke Long Island G-body 911 modifiers gProgramm.

Nicknamed ‘Mercy’, the already perky 320bhp, 3.4l original has been tweaked and upgraded in almost every way, from the slate grey custom paint to brakes, lights, springs, wheels and tyres.

They kept the tartan interior.

Yours (with just 11,250km ion the clock since customisation) for €200,000-€240,000.

uncrate

A normal sight on Ryders Row, Dublin 1

What can be done?

Does anyone care?

Who will free the lanes?

This afternoon.

Ryders Row, Dublin 1.

Anonymously-assembled makeshift vigilante street furniture to help #freethecyclelanes.

FIGHT!

Thanks ‘ings

Top pic: Stephen McManus

Fashion designer Paul Costelloe

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

This week, The Late Late Show goes behind the scenes at Temple Street Children’s Hospital to hear from the children and families who have had life saving treatments…

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh and his wife Gillian join Ryan on the couch to chat about life at the top of the racing game…

After five decades in the fashion industry, designer Paul Costelloe joins Ryan to discuss why top fashionistas are still flocking to his London Fashion Week shows…

The Late Late Show Antiques Challenge is back, and on Friday’s show we’ll meet this year’s willing participants…

There’s also music from country music sensation Mike Denver, and singer/songwriter David Keenan.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One  at 9.35pm.

Pic: Getty

This morning/afternoon.

Circulation figures for the second half of 2018 compiled by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) for de papers, including from top: The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent and The Sunday Business Post.

FIGHT!

‘The Irish Times’ grows daily circulation 2% to 79,406 (Irish Times)

From top: Denis O’Brien; Ian Kehoe (left), former editor of The Sunday Business Post, and journalist Tom Lyons (right)

This morning/afternoon.

The High Court.

Questioning has continued of Ian Kehoe , former editor of The Sunday Business Post in the libel action taken by Denis O’Brien over articles on the 20018 banking crisis published in the newspaper in 2015.

The ‘sheet‘s Olga Cronin is live tweeting from the High Court and can be followed here.

More as Olga gets it.

Rollingnews

UPDATE:

Republic of Ireland U-17 Head Coach Colin O’Brien with Clara Hogan, Scoil Mhuire, Barntown, County Wexford and her winning mascot design,  Barry the Bodhran

Meet Barry the Bodhran

He may look a bit GAA, but Barry is in fact the winning mascot design – following a nationwide classroom search – for the 2019 UEFA Under-17 European Championships being held here from May 3-19 .

Ted writes;

Q: What happens when a drummer loses his sticks? A: His heart misses a beat.

Nice one Ted.

Official mascot unveiled for UEFA Under-17 EUROs (FAI)

Pic: FAI