Good grief.

Tonight.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

No defiant tricolours, no Amhrán na bhFiann, anyone?

Meanwhile…

Ryan Tubridy has said people should be “disinvited” from weddings if they don’t get the vaccine.

Speaking on his RTE Radio One show this morning, the presenter said that those who say they don’t believe in the vaccine should be told to “get out, and you’re not invited and you’re disinvited because you’re a greater risk to everyone else”.

Ryan Tubridy says guests should be ‘disinvited’ from weddings if they don’t get the vaccine (Sunday Worldm September 21, 2021)

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Thank Joni it’s Friday.

Welcome to the cosy fireside chat of Broadsheet; a place where you can rest your weary legs after a long, hard week of tearing strips off each other!

Still no voucher, more’s the pity.

This week, as Canada’s truckers make their way en masse to Ottawa, I want to know what’s your favourite driving song?

Here’s mine.

Please include video link if possible.

Lines close at 10.45pm.

Meanwhile…

Al Stewart – Year of the Cat

Last week, in honour of Meat Loaf’s passing, I asked you to name your favourite song mentioning an animal. Controversially, I’m calling a tie between Millie and Scottser. (PS: Capernosity, you’re right: ‘Our Lips Are Sealed’ is a masterpiece.)

The Millie Obnoxious wrote:

“I’m gonna throw Year of the Cat by Al Stewart into the mix because it’s a great song with a great melody (I just love that piano), it’s ideal for prancing around the house after a few glasses of wine and, most importantly, it’s named after my favourite animal.”

Meanwhile…

Thin Lizzy – Johnny the Fox meets Jimmy the Weed

Scottser wrote:

“Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed. That’s what I’m going to do tomorrow; head up to Johnny Fox’s for a pint and a cheeky spliff.”

Nick says: Well done, Mille and Scottser and thanks all.

Last week: Win’s Nick’s Esteem

Pic: Bunker Vinyl, Cork

December 18, 2021.

Meanwhile…

This evening.

Yay!

Hugo’s

Thanks Alan Bracken

Tonight.

Earlier…

Canucking hell.

Earlier…

Gulp.

Earlier…

This morning.

Freedom Convoy crosses northeastern Ontario bound for Ottawa (CBC)

Earlier…

Last night/this morning.

Escalating.

Meanwhile…

Fight!

Yesterday: I Drove All Night To Get Trudeau


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From top: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is accused of keeping secret text messages with Pfizer’s CEO; EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly

This afternoon.

Via MailOnline:

An official EU watchdog has slammed Ursula von der Leyen for keeping secret text messages with Pfizer’s CEO about purchasing Covid vaccine doses, saying it ‘constituted maladministration’.

The EU ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, issued a formal recommendation telling von der Leyen’s office to search for and hand over the texts under a freedom of information request lodged by a journalist.

In April last year, the New York Times revealed that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla had exchanged text messages and calls about vaccine procurements for EU countries.

The European Commission chief used ‘personal diplomacy’ to secure the deal for 1.8billion Pfizer vaccines via texts with the CEO, the paper revealed.

Journalist Alexander Fanta of news site netzpolitik.org then asked the Commission for access to the text messages and other documents, but the executive branch did not provide them.

Pfight!

EU watchdog accuses Ursula von der Leyen of ‘maladministration’ and orders her to hand over secret texts she sent to Pfizer’s CEO (MailOnline)

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This afternoon.

Donabate beach. Donabate, county Dublin.

Jade Connolly, daughter of Bernadette Connolly, makes an appeal to find her mother, who has been missing from the Swords area since Friday, January 7. In the last confirmed sighting of Bernadette, she was seen walking towards the entrance to Donabate Beach.

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews

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Summer 1993.

Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Name those jammers, anyone?

Via Photos of Dublin

Meanwhile…

Ah here.

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