Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth a horse-calming €25 on offer, I asked for Your favorite song featuring the saxophone.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner:

Third Place:

Johnny Logan What’s Another Year

Robert writes;

It’d have to be Johnny Logan singing Shay Healy’s song with Colin Tully on sax. Starts with a sax, and has that sax solo kicking in at 2.30! The song that scored Ireland its second Eurovision victory – words that we shall never hear again: ‘Ireland – Eurovision – Victory’

Runner up:

Ezra FurmanLousy Connection

Fez writes:

For me a sax solo has to go a bit crazy and squeaky a la Bowie sax solos, I first heard this song the day that David Bowie died and it shone a little light on that day…


Gerry Rafferty
Baker Street

Ruille Buille writes:

It’s got to be Gerry Rafferty ‘Baker Street’. Innit!

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Golden Discs

The ‘festive’ season is nearly upon us.

The goose is becoming alarmingly plump.

But never mind all that.

Do you make products in Ireland?

Would you like to show off your wares here in time for the Christmas rush?

Send your Irish-Made stocking-fillers to [email protected] marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking-Fillers’ with image(s) and a small blurb.

No fee, although you are welcome to include a modest percentile discount for ‘sheet readers.

Entirely up to you

No pressure at all.

Stockings all handmade by Maeve

This afternoon.

Free counselling service Problem Gambling tweetz:

In the first four months of this year, the HSE treated 82 people with gambling problems, nationwide.

In the past four months, we have worked with 72 people, in two locations (Waterford & Dublin), with two staff – and a waiting list of 12 people.

There is an urgent need for statutory funding.

Problem Gambling

Behold: the Karma SC2 – a high-powered concept electric coupe with performance stats akin to those of the Aspark Owl. To wit: 1,100bhp, 0-100km/h in less than 1.9 seconds, 560km of range on a full charge and a staggering 14,236Nm of wheel torque.

The SC2 also has long-range radar, cameras, and FMCW lidar sensors for autonomous driving, and an adaptive laser projector for playback and sharing (while parked) of completed drives and simulations on famous racetracks.

No release date or pricing available as yet.


This afternoon.

Skerries, County Dublin.

Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee, whose social media history has raised accusations of bigotry and racism, canvassing for the Dublin Fingal by-election, which takes place on Friday, November 29.

Senator Clifford Lee last night joined 9 candidates who signed up to anti-racism pledge from the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) which commits candidates to conduct their election campaigns ‘in a way that does not incite hatred or prejudice on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religious belief and membership of the Traveller or Roma community’.

Previously: “I Am Truly, Truly Sorry”


Joe Schmidt becoming an Irish Citizen at a Department of Justice ceremony in 2015

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Tomorrow evening’s show is set to be jam-packed, kicking off with Westlife, who will be performing a number of songs…

Legendary singer Christy Moore will be in studio to celebrate and reflect on 50 years in the business, and to perform some of his most beloved songs…

Ahead of stepping down from his role as Ireland rugby coach next week, Joe Schmidt will join Ryan to look back on his time with the team…

Iconic newscaster Trevor McDonald joins Ryan to talk about interviewing some of the most famous people in the world…

And finally, to celebrate 20 years of Gift Grub, Mario Rosenstock will be bringing some of his best-known characters to life….,

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


Peter Mulryan

Free Saturday, December 7?

Peter Mulryan lived in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway for four and a half years before he was adopted out. He believes a sister called Marian died at the home or was trafficked out of Ireland as a child.

Peter, of the Tuam Home Survivors Network, writes:

Please join me to turn on the Christmas tree lights at 3.30pm on Saturday December 7 at the Tuam Mother & Baby Institution site.

Christmas is a time where families unite, so let us unite as one family at the Tuam site to acknowledge what happened to the babies and mothers who continue to lie in a sewage pit.

Let us join together and turn on the Christmas tree lights, for the love of those little souls and to show our love and respect for every woman and child who was denied their human rights in life and continue to be denied them in death.

I simply ask, as a survivor of an institution and as someone who has a family member missing, that you would come along and give an hour of your time on Saturday December 7.

Let us all take a moment together to reflect on the babies and mothers who didn’t make it through and to stand in solidarity with all survivors of all institutions who continue to be haunted by the trauma.

I would much appreciate if you could invite your friends and family. I hope that as many survivors of these institutions, their families, friends and members of the public can make it to this Christmas gathering. Please remember to share our event on social media to spread the word.

Thank you for reading this and I hope to see you there on December 7th.

Lights on at 3.30pm, December 7.

Tuam Home Survivors Network

This afternoon.

Northside Shopping Centre, Dublin 17.

Celebrity couple Santa and Mrs Claus selling Alzheimer Society of Ireland‘s ‘Memory Ribbons’ – the charity’’s annual nationwide Flag Day collection.

Staff and volunteers are selling ribbons for just 3cross the country raising money for ‘vital dementia-specific services for the 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland’.

Donate online here

Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland


OK, Santy.

Sort the beard out.


Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland