I have no idea where Cork Dry Gin is made. I assume Midleton, but I’ve never heard anyone from there talk about the stuff. Perhaps this is because the brand is just so jaded that no-one can be bothered to mention it, especially when all the chatter these days is about whiskey. But gin is […]
Wrote this for the Indo: Miranda Kerr knows a thing or two about marriage. This is partly because the 34 year old model has been married twice, firstly to Orlando Bloom, and now to the world’s youngest billionaire, Evan Spiegel, head honcho of Snapchat, AKA the biggest threat to today’s youth since cooties. In […]
Few people have any real idea what public relations actually entails. I certainly didn’t until I managed to blag my way into a summer internship in a high-profile firm in 2001. It was a great experience – it was a well-established Dublin-based company that mostly dealt with luxury brands and business-to-consumer stuff. It was also […]
I was meant to have a vasectomy two kids ago. My wife and I had what is known as ‘the gentleman’s family’ – a boy and a girl – and we were officially done. She went back to work, and while her wage, combined with my salary, wasn’t a king’s ransom, things were going to […]
There are things that I miss about being in a newsroom. The flow of insider information, the unprintable story behind the story, the kernels of truth you occasionally stumble across. It is like an addiction – once gone from it, you feel the withdrawal, you realise that you are now on the outside. But that isn’t necessarily […]
Stupid puns! Copyrighted images! Spelling errors! Wow I have got it all! And would you believe I created these masterworks on an outdated South American page-drawing system that nobody uses anymore? IncrediBILL!!!
The mind boggles. A few years ago there was a young man died after falling off the battlements in an Italian fortress city. The photo one of the papers used was of him dressed as a clown. It’s not hard to crop a photo you know.
‘Attention sub-editors: No wait, we fired all the subs. Ah well. Onto the page it goes.’ This is what happens when you sluice copy and photos right off the wires and straight onto the website/page. Via.
*Parody account. I assume.
Who? Steve Brookstein Criticised Following Tweet About 7/7 Bombings Seriously – who?
Phew. Close one. If you want to read more, see this evisceration of the poor chap.
Much to celebrate on that front page, but my personal favourite is the editor’s email. It’s the freesheet of record, you know.
Exclamation marks! A sure sign an idiot is at the helm!!!! They got hammered over this, so naturally they ‘fixed’ it: See? It’s a nice thing, like when builders whistle and roar obscenities at a woman and reduce a human being to an object which exists solely for their visual pleasure! You know, a compliment!!!!!
Well done to all at @TheSunNewspaper for consistency. Now you can add the people of Cobh and Cork to those of Liverpool that you’ve insulted — Willie Conlon (@WillieC1888) December 29, 2014 Cobh shops should take a stand and not stock The Sun today. Pure dirt. #dontbuythesun — Thomas Stafford (@Thomas_Stafford) December 29, 2014 Appalled […]
Here is the front page of today’s Irish Independent: pic.twitter.com/Rmm0AUdlKS — Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) December 16, 2014 Must….eat….brains….then fail to read fine print in mortgage contract…urgh.