I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this piece by @RositaBoland….. am very jealous she got to see that thing happening. I convinced myself donkey’s years ago it was an entirely mythical thing, like TV Licence Inspector vans. https://t.co/6eFY9MxyBy
We are living in gloomy and pricey times but have you come across something you think is excellent value for money of late or maybe an example of amazing customer service that you would like to share? Let me know here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the last weekend you can listen to the great @8RadioIreland on your actual radio before it goes back to being just great on the internet - at least for now. It has made weekends in my car since the start of of June much better and I'll miss it when it's gone! @baitweets
No gyms or yoga but all the mass and nightclubs a body could want - a look at our world then and now…. With a bonus prize * for spotting the 90s lyric I snuck into the first few paragraphs! * Prize may not really exisit https://t.co/OMeWKlmIDH
Are you fan of camping in Ireland? I mean, like a real fan? If so do you have any tips as to how one might get the best out of the experience given the - sometimes - not entirely pleasant weather we have? If you'd like to share your wisdom mail me maybe? email@example.com
Was flicking through radio channels in my car and Joy Division came on. I didn’t quite dance, dance, dance to the radio but I did think it odd to hear such a great song on daytime radio. Then I realised that, by magic, @8RadioIreland is back. And my world is a better place.
Were you at #Longitude or any other gig in Marlay Park this past week? Did you struggle to get public transport after the concerts ended? Drop me a DM or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to share your experiences #journorequest
In the News 🎧
Once again, Covid is sweeping across the country. In our latest episode, @Conor_Pope speaks to virologist @geraldmbarry to find out what is driving the surge and how long it will last?
It's hard to escape a sense of creeping cognitive dissonance when looking at the latest B&A Sign of the Times survey which this year shines a spotlight on then and now, comparing Ireland of the early 1990s with the Ireland of today, writes Conor Pope
A puffin grooms a rabbit on the Great Saltee island off the Co Wexford coast. The island is one of Europe’s most important bird sanctuaries. Between April and the end of July, about 2,000 puffins breed on the Saltee islands.
Photograph: Myles Carroll @IrishTimeshttps://t.co/oHm6brD21w
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In her first public appearance since stepping down as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel faced criticism last week about her dealings with Putin - @DerekinBerlin was there and talks to @conor_pope about what was said.
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Is the Irish property market about to boil over? @eoinbk talks to @conor_pope about what interest rates, inflation and sky high rents will mean for the market in the coming months ⤵️
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Johnny Depp this week concluded his testimony in the defamation case he's taken against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Journalist @nickwallis talks to @conor_pope about what's happened so far and what’s at stake for both parties ⤵️
Plastic should not end up in the ecosystem. From Jan to April we have refilled 3,947 bottles with Tru Eco products from @VivaGreenGroup . If those bottles had not been reused, there would be almost 4,000 bottles possibly taken to the landfill. #refill#reuse#recycle ♻️🧡♻️🧡 https://t.co/8hUuiIN7uC
In the News: Was it the right time to say goodbye to Nphet? 🎧
Political reporter @JackHoJo speaks to @Conor_Pope about Nphet's legacy and what will eventually replace it. Listen back here ⬇️
“Will people in Ireland have enough money to feed themselves and their families?”
@conor_pope & Santis O’Garro delve into the rising costs of living in Ireland in 2022.
#ThePriceofEverything kicks off tomorrow night, 7pm on RTÉ One.
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“The reality is this virus is still bubbling away and new versions are coming along all the time unfortunately" - In our latest episode, virologist @Geraldmbarry speaks to @Conor_Pope about Ireland's second wave of Omicron.
Been a while since I plugged my newsletter, so forgive me! It's called Proximities, it summarizes three non-Western news stories a day, it takes about a minute to read, and it's free. Think of it as a modest attempt to burst the Western media bubble. https://t.co/BLsH31fwjs
🎙️This week on the podcast, @conor_pope speaks to Elaina from western 🇺🇦 who arrived into Dublin late on Monday evening.
He also chats to Tatiana, who has lived in Ireland for more than 20 years and is helping with Ireland's refugee relief effort🎙️
'Elaina travelled for days, often on foot through bitterly cold nights to make it to an EU country bordering Ukraine before boarding a Dublin-bound flight. She is now staying with her sister who lives in Dublin.' https://t.co/oaPwjZFkFX@conor_pope