This evening.

Bray, County Wicklow.

The Stretch in your area to [email protected]

From top: Eileen O’Riordan (centre) with two members of The Cranberries Mike Hogan and Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick; honorary cap and gown for the late Dolores O’Riordan 

This afternoon.

At the University of Limerick.

The university conferred Honorary Doctorates of Letters on the band members of The Cranberries.

Guitarist and songwriter Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler were all presented with the doctorates while Eileen O’Riordan, mother of the late singer Dolores O’Riordan, was presented with a posthumous Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her daughter.

Speaking at the ceremony, University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald said:

UL had initially planned to present these doctorates to The Cranberries in April 2017, however promotional and rehearsal commitments prevented the band from being available to accept the honour at that stage.

“It is with very sad regret that since that time the world and more importantly her family and band mates have lost Dolores O’Riordan and her incredible voice.

We very much appreciate her family’s presence here today and particularly her mother Eileen who is accepting this Honorary Doctorate on Dolores’ behalf.”

Thanks Sheena Doyle

Behold: the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta.

First launched in 1964, the 275 GTB was the first Ferrari with independent rear suspension and a transaxle. Though it received several design and engine upgrades during its run, this Alloy Berlinetta is the rarest of the rare: the first of eight alloy bodied 320bhp V12 GTBs, fully restored with all-original parts and factory colours.

Bids start at €3 million but probably won’t end there.


Paediatric radiologist Gabrielle Colleran, from Galway

Earlier today.

Paediatric radiologist Gabrielle Colleran, from Galway, recalled the death of her father and called for reform of the Irish health system – namely timely access to quality healthcare.

She wrote…

Gabrielle Colleran

Top, from left: Chris Ciauri, Salesforce; Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe; Mark Hawkins, Salesforce; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; Elizabeth Pinkham, Salesforce; and Dr. David Dempsey, Ireland Country Leader, Salesforce, earlier

This morning.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, on his 40th birthday, officiated as US software giant Salesforce announced that it is adding 1,500 jobs over five years.

The company will establish ‘Salesforce Tower’ (above) an urban campus of four interconnected buildings located on North Wall Quay within Silicon Docks.

Reggie writes;

If these are basically call centre/customer support jobs, who will be able to afford Dublin rents?


Salesforce to create 1,500 jobs with Dublin investment (RTÉ)

Earlier: Not Fit To Hold A Candle


The Association of Women Travel Executives Ireland tweetz:

The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transport Magazine…my how times have changed!! 😂

Or have they?