Monthly Archives: June 2014

Hipster baby names

So the most popular hipster baby names have just been released… Here’s what we think… The Chicks Briseida – Shakespearean heroine likely to meet a nasty end Farrah – definitely the hottest of the Angels Inez – French for nose? … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

Dun Laoghaire should be a paradise by the sea. On summer days crowds throng to walk the pier, browse through market stalls in the People’s Park and treat themselves to an ice-cream from the legendary Teddy’s at the end of … Continue reading

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Would somebody please think of the children…

We’ve come a long way in this country, since the days of the belief that children should be seen and not heard. These days we have a Children’s Minister, a Children’s Referendum and a Children’s Ombudsman. Anything that purports to … Continue reading

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Swings and roundabouts

It seems nothing ever really changes in Irish politics. The faces may be different but otherwise it’s business as usual. Fine Gael & Labour took office in 2011 promising a new type of politics; one free from the corruption and … Continue reading

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Il Primo Restaurant – Dublin’s best kept secret

  Tucked away down Montague Street, sheltered from the bustle of Harcourt and Wexford Streets, you’ll find a cosy, candlelit haven. Il Primo has been quietly and unassumingly delivering top class food in a lovely environment for the past 20 years … Continue reading

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Nazi Pope Reefer Man

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Peddlers and meddlers

Unsurprisingly Dublin City Council’s proposed solution to the increasing problem of traffic congestion is an incongruous one… They are suggesting reducing the already gridlocked North Quays from two lanes to one, to accommodate a new cycle track. Their rationale for … Continue reading

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PC Plod

Niall Harbison a blogger from Lovin Dublin has been causing quite a stir over the following facetious comments he made in a local restaurant review. “When the sun shines there are certain places that you just know will be packed. … Continue reading

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Hipster Restaurant Rules

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Ads I wish I’d made #4

Complex message communicated in a really simple way with understated acting.  Nice work.

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