This afternoon.

Aoife McGiveney (above left with Brigid Sinnott, Resuscitation Manager, Irish Heart Foundation) – the Mater Hospital nurse who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a Dublin Bus driver when he fell unconscious earlier this month, helps launch the Irish Heart Foundation’s new free community CPR training programme, Hands for Life supported by Abbott and ESB Networks.

Organisers hope to teach CPR to 100,000 people in local communities throughout Ireland over the next two years.

No female dummies?

FIGHT!

Top from left: Aoife, Paul Hennessy, Customer Experience Director, Abbott, Paul Mulvaney, Executive Director, Customer Delivery, ESB Networks and Tim Collins, CEO, Irish Heart Foundation.

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Behold: the 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro (who also designed the Boomerang and the Ghibli), the Bora was Maserati’s first mid-engined, independently suspended chassis and an icon of 1970s automotive design.

This particular champagne coloured V8 was completely restored in 1989 and can be yours for a trifling €245,500.

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Yesterday.

In Bundoran, Co Donegal.

Carver Photography tweetz:

Bundoran – playful dogs nudging each other out of the way for the best view of the big waves – Benwisken and Benbulben on the skyline.

Carver Photography (Facebook)

A 2018 audio-visual work by Belgian artist Joanie Lemercier that explores the vastness of the Cosmos using 3D orbs and morphing geometries projected onto water particles over a rippling water surface with an accompanying soundscape provided by Paul Jebanasam.

Currently on a tour of the Universe, starting on Earth.

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Parnell Street, Dublin 1

An ad on Daft.ie sez:

We’re renting our living room spot where there is a double bed sofa for yourself, large and renovated kitchen and 1 bathroom for the 3 people living in the apartment (including you).

The rent is 500 plus a month of deposit, plus basic bills: electricity every two months, monthly internet and some home essentials as rubbish bags, chemicals for cleaning, etc.

…Please, ONLY email if you agree with the terms above explained.”

Sigh.

Parnell Street, Smithfield, Dublin 1 (Daft.ie)

H/T: Lisa Hughes and Dublin Rental Investigator

This morning.

At Government Buildings in Dublin.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets European Council President Donald Tusk for talks ahead of the European Council summit later in the week.

Beats Juncker, spose.

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

From top: Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, PSNI Detective Chief Supt Raymond Murray speaking to journalists at a press conference in Dungannon today

This morning.

In Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

PSNI Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray, at a press conference, called on people who were at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, on Sunday night, to come forward and to speak to the police.

They’re also appealing for any pictures or footage taken on the night to be given to the PSNI.

It follows the deaths of Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie during a “crush” in the car park of the hotel on Sunday night.

Mr Murray told the journalists present that between 350 and 400 people may have been in the carpark during the “crush” and that the PSNI wants to speak to as many of those people as possible.

He said about 160 of those 400 have so far come forward.

He also said that anyone who was underage at the licensed premises should not be concerned about any legal repercussions in relation to that.

He said:

“That is not an issue in this investigation. It should be an inhibition to any young person coming forward and telling us what they know.”

“The absolute focus in this investigation is about finding out how three teenagers came to die at what should have been a celebratory event, and what happened before that and what happened during that.”

Mr Murray also encouraged parents of young people who were present to speak to their children and encourage them to tell them to go to the police.

He said:

“That is absolutely critical to us getting an accurate picture of what happened that night. And I think we owe it to Connor and to Lauren and to Morgan to do everything we can to establish what exactly happened.”

Asked by a journalist if the PSNI, who have examined CCTV footage of the hotel, are close to understanding what happened at the hotel on Sunday night, Mr Murray said:

“I think we have some initial indications of what has happened. I don’t want to go into too many of them, as you understand. I’m in the middle of a very, very complex investigation.

“However, what we can say, without a shadow of a doubt, it’s been widely reported, is that it was a crush situation and one of the doors, which would have taken you through eventually into the function room, where the event was to be held, this crush appeared to go on for quite a period of time.

“And that is the focus of our investigation.

“However, we will be looking more generally about how the event was run, how it was planned for, all of that was part of what is going to be a long and complex investigation.”

Mr Murray also said many more than three people could have died on Sunday night.

PSNI Cookstown (Facebook)

UPDATE:

Remains of the ‘Castle Folly’ at the former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home

“Maintenance work” began two weeks ago on a stone structure, known locally as the Castle Folly, which backs onto a burial plot on the grounds of the former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home in Cork.

Last month, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation had examined the home’s burial plot but had not conducted a geophysical examination of the site.

Further to this…

Ghost of Castle Folly

I should have left here long ago
I should have gone away
The cloth and gown have torn me down
A sorry thing to say
My walls were tall they kissed the sky
Below they kissed the clay
Evicted by those “Sacred Hearts“
Now I must go away

Hark, listen to those distant sounds
My ancestors in song
Their carriages and sailing boats
Once here have long since gone
Gone off to find another shore
Where they can be and stay
I must be off and follow them
I must be on my way.

Alas when I have reached that land
A far and distant shore
My ancestors will welcome me
And take me in for sure
The news that I relate to them
Will shake them to the core
You tore me down and slaughtered time
My walls they stand no more

John Gibbs

Previously: Meanwhile, At Bessborough