Event Guide 127: More Christmas Lights, Aline Barros Fundraiser, Independents Day, RDS Lectures, Globalisation Debate

November 20th, 2009

| DUBLIN EVENT GUIDE (for Free Events) No. 127
| 20 November 2009 Subscribers: 5399

Hi all!

Before I tell you about this week’s events, maybe you can help with this: The last 127 issues of this “Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)” I wrote completely on my own and while I do get mails about events, most of the event information I find by searching up to 130 web pages every week. However, with more than 5300 subscribers, the Event Guide is growing up and I would like to use some of my time to build it further and to spread the word better. Many of you are helping already by telling your friends and colleagues about it and please don’t stop doing that. A few have donated some money to make sure that the Event Guide can be sent every week to all 5300 subscribers and if you haven’t donated anything yet, please consider it. This week I am looking for a different type of help! I would like to build a little Dublin Event Guide Editorial Team that will help me to compile the newsletter every week. It is very easy work! You are not expected to work through the night with me and you are not expected to give up a huge amount of your normal life. All you would need is approximately 30 minutes on a Wednesday or on a Thursday to check a few web pages and to turn your findings in a handful of event notices (I will provide you with an easy to use template for writing it.) I would like to “outsource” event notices for museum events and for book signings etc and would love to hear from you! Some people have offered to help in the past, but I was never able to divide the work properly. Now I think I found a solution to that problem and therefore I am looking for a few helpers. Unfortunately I won’t be able to pay you money for your help, but I will be able to help you with lots of good karma, will provide lots of support, you will be prominently mentioned in the Event Guide as a helper and there will be some more perks for which I have some ideas but won’t be able to go into detail yet. ;-) If you want to be part of the Dublin Event Guide Editorial Team, please send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with “Editorial Team” in the subject line!
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This week I have a list of songs for you in the “Feel Good slot”. By coincidence I came across this website that lists the Top 100 “Happy Songs”. www.happysongs.nl I think it is a great idea to provide such a list. If you want to feel good, get some of these songs and put them on your MP3 player.

Unfortunately not a single donation during last week! :-( I hope next week will be better!

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Currently more than 5000 people are receiving this Event Guide every week and the wonderful and nice people that have helped financially to get this newsletter to you every week are listed in the next section. To keep this newsletter going in its current form and to improve the layout and readability your help is needed! You can donate as much as you want or can, but if you need some guidance, maybe consider just ONE Euro per month i.e. 12 Euro per year (that is just 25 cent per newsletter) as a fair donation. (A once-yearly payment is better for you and me than a monthly payment.) — I know, some of you multiply 5000 x 12 and come up with huge numbers. ;-) I like your positive thinking, but over the last two years only about 2% of the subscribers have donated anything, so I am definitely not enriching myself ;-), your donation is really only used to ensure the survivability of this newsletter.

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All events listed in this Event Guide are free of any admission charges (or at least appear to be free) unless otherwise stated. I try to find confirmation in all cases and do my best to double-check the information. However errors can happen and therefore no promise for correctness can be given.

______Joerg’s Picks______________

This section is intended to provide some help in picking and choosing from the huge number of events by sharing with you what I will/might or would do. Let me know if it is helpful, otherwise I might remove this section again to shorten the newsletter. This is not a “best of…” list and if an event is not listed here, it by no means implies that the event is not interesting. Instead my “picks” are just based on my personal preferences. All events mentioned here are described in detail further down.

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Not tooo many really big events this week, but there is always something to do. On Saturday there is a audio visual presentation and talk about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and if you are as fascinated as many people about this long walk, you will be able to talk to the experts at the meeting. In the evening I will be in Lucan in the County Bar (next to the Spa Hotel) from 20:30 because we will have a fundraising event with the Elvis Tribute Band and I need to sing there. But it is one of the days when I would like to divide myself. Check out the fundraising event for Aline Barros on the same evening, that’s where I would prefer to be and maybe some of you (preferably many!) can stand in for me. On Sunday Dun Laoghaire and Dublin City will have Christmas Light Ceremonies (and even fireworks). During the week there are a number of interesting events. The best ones are the RDS lectures and the NCI Inside Debate.

To promote racial integration and education to as many people as possible, “Love Music Hate Racism” have organised an event featuring three live acts on Sunday 22 Nov at The Twisted Pepper (formerly Traffic) in 54 Middle Abbey St Dublin 1. Let me quote the organisers: “Whet your appetite as RADICAL PICNIC (www.myspace.com/radicalpicnic) deliver a veritable feast that will nourish the consciousness as well as the heart & soul! Sumptuously sandwiched between pulsating bass lines, searing guitar lines and thunderous rhythms comes an internationalist battle cry for the new era of counter culture, putting the soul back into Rock’n’Roll.
JOYCE & THE SONIC GYPSIES (www.myspace.com/mickjoyce), a 10 piece band, provide a unique and inspiring experience with their Western / Middle-Eastern rhythmic collaboration. While the philosophy of the songs is truly “Western” they get their soul and energy from the unmistakable and very distinctive Eastern & Southern rhythms. Is there such a thing? Come along, listen and decide!
DERMOT KENNEDY (www.myspace.com/dermotkennedy) is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Dublin who despite his young age has plenty of experience gigging in Dublin, in venues such as The Button Factory and Eamonn Doran’s. His main influences include Glen Hansard, David Gray and American band Bon Iver to name but a few.”
Tickets for this event are only 5 Euro and you can get them at the door, but with a bit of luck you can go to the event for free because “Love Music Hate Racism” are giving away a pair of tickets to a reader of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events). To enter the competition send an e-mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with LMHR in the subject line and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. The mail has to be with me by 17:00 on Sat 21 Nov. Please only enter the competition if you are available in Sun evening.

On Thursday 26 Nov “The Village” on Wexford Street is the venue for a launch party fundraiser by the “Musical Youth Foundation”. Doors are at 20:00 with the performances starting at 20:30. Entertainment will be provided by five of Ireland’s most promising emerging artists: Fiach, Carosel, Iseult Sheehy, the River Valley Mountain Band and Mob Fandango.
The organiser behind all this is Chris Maher who invented and founded the brilliant Dublin City Soul Festival. The ‘Musical Youth Foundation’ has the long term goal to establish a Music Academy in Dublin City, where children under 18 can go to practise their instruments, establish bands and benefit from mentoring from industry experts including high profile artists in a safe and secure environment.
Tickets for this very promising event are only EUR 5 (plus booking fees if you book online on www.wavtickets.com or www.tickets.ie). All proceeds will go directly to the Musical Youth Foundation and the funds will be used to establish a music education programme for underprivileged children in a Dublin Community. EUR 5 for 5 bands is a very good price! Chris Maher has made a pair of tickets available for a competition. If you want to win the pair of tickets, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with MYF in the subject line. Your entry has to be with me by 15:00 on Mon 23 Nov. www.musicalyouthfoundation.com/

“Keeping the Beat”, a photographic exhibition and gig pays homage to the men who brought rock’n’roll to Ireland. On Fri 04 Dec a unique celebration of seminal Dublin rock will come to Kiely’s of Mount Merrion in South Dublin. The historic pub venue has hosted shows by everyone from The Animals to Thin Lizzy down the years. Now “Keeping the Beat” sees key players from the 1960s beat scene back on their old stomping ground once more and keeping the beat of the 60s alive. Photographer Kate Horgan has created a unique collection of portraits of some of the key figures of the beat scene, paying homage to the founders of the Irish music industry, iconic figures such as Henry McCullough (The People, Eire Apparent, Wings, Joe Cocker Band), Eric Bell (Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy,) and Paul Brady.
To launch this fascinating exhibition, rockers Brian Harris (The Creatures), Ditch Cassidy (The Kingbees, The News) Noel Bridgeman (Skid Row, Granny’s Intentions) Alan Dee (The Chessmen. The Light) and other special guests will perform a once-off show. Tickets (EUR 5) are available in advance from Kiely’s of Mount Merrion, Deerpark Road. The gig is on Fri 04 Nov but the exhibition continues until 13 December. Kate Horgan made a pair of tickets available for a competition in the Event Guide and if you want to enter the competition, send a mail to dublineventguide@gmail.com with KIELYS in the Subject line and your name and mobile phone number in the body of the mail. Your mail has to be with me by 13:00 on Tues 01 Dec. www.katehorgan.ie www.kielys.com/index.php

All events in this Competition Section are non-free events, but the organisers are making free tickets available for you to win. I usually get lots of competition entries and unfortunately not everybody can win, so even if you are not the winner, please consider going to an event to support the organisers. :-) If you don’t win, and will go to the event, please help showing the organisers that promoting their event in the Dublin Event Guide is beneficial and mention to them that you heard about the event through “Joerg’s Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)”. Thanks!

______Dublin News______________

Last week I suggested that you send all your Good Dublin News to me so that we can balance the news about pub and shop closures with positive news in Dublin. Unfortunately I didn’t get any suggestions. Does that mean there ARE no good news or did you just not get the time yet? To add good news to this section, please tell me the Good Dublin News you came across. Send them to dublineventguide@gmail.com.

Yes, you heard right. Not AFTER Christmas as usual until recently, but BEFORE Christmas the Sales are starting. Last year the first steps were taken into this new direction and this year we can expect a significant move into this new approach. Debenhams Ireland have announced during the week that they will cut prices for many products by 25% in the run up to Christmas. www.breakingnews.ie/business/eymheyojmhsn/rss2/

“Show Racism the Red Card – Ireland”, is an Irish campaign against racism in sport and society. Using the profile of sport and professional sport players, Show Racism the Red Card exists to educate youth about racism, integration, and acceptance of others. The organisations aim is to engage the public by raising awareness about racism, deliver high quality educational programs to youth in Ireland, and to develop and maintain relationships with sport organizations; multicultural and integration-focused organizations; teachers, teachers unions, and schools. A new facebook group has been set-up by the organisation and you might want to join it
The group is also looking for volunteers to help organize an intercultural Summer Camp in Ireland for about 60 children and if you are interested, call 01 8280018 or contact them via www.theredcard.ie Thanks to Aideen F. for telling me about this.

Transport in Dublin, particularly public transport, is set to improve next month with the completion of the Macken Street Bridge, and the opening of the Luas extension to the docklands with stops at George’s Dock, Mayor Square, Spencer Dock and The Point. The new Macken Street, or “Samuel Beckett”, bridge will open to sightseers on 10 Dec and to motorists on 11 Dec. www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/1118/breaking66.htm
Other news announce that the car ban at College Green will be temporarily lifted in the evenings to allow private cars pass through to the O’Connell Street area during peak evening hours, to cover the Christmas shopping period and January sales. Dublin City councillors voted earlier this month to suspend the ban on private cars passing through the area during peak evening hours for two months until 15 Jan. Only introduced in August, it seems that the car ban has caused more bad than good.

Yes, you read correctly, Dublin City will be – “suffering” from an amazing, unexpected and totally untypical attack of generosity – offering free parking for Dublin shoppers on 1380 car parks in the City Centre. Make sure that you consult the map because areas that you would expect to be included, for example Merrion Square, are NOT included. And there is another odd issue: Under the scheme, on-street parking spaces will be free from 14:00 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 27 December. Some people interpret that as parking being free from 14:00 on Thursday and then the whole day of Fri, Sat and Sun. But I have my doubts! There are indications that it actually means that on each of these 4 days you can park for free AFTER 14:00. I guess the purpose is to stop people working in the shops in the City Centre from parking there for free for the whole day, but the “from 14:00” limit still appears strange. I can so imagine the traffic chaos in the City Centre.
A full map of where the designated free parking spaces are located can be viewed here


In order to beat an economic downturn not governments can help, but individuals are needed that take the initiative and to create new markets and new opportunities for themselves and for their customers and hopefully employees. If you are one of the courageous people who has recently taken the risk and has started a company and if you could do with spreading the word, I am happy to help you! My contribution will be to let the 4600+ readers of the Event Guide know about your new business and hopefully that will kick start something big for you. In return I expect you to tell your clients and friends about the Event Guide – not a demanding task, I would think. :-) (Please note that this offer is for start-ups in relatively early stages, not for established companies/enterprises. If you are established and you want to reach the readers of this Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events) I will be happy to discuss the (very affordable) advertisement options with you. :-) )

Three new companies contacted me and I plan to introduce them over the next three weeks starting in the next issue of the Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events).

If you want to promote your start-up/young company here for free, let me know: dublineventguide@gmail.com.


“Ten miles round” by Jackie Nickerson is an exhibition in the Gallery of Photography that will be on show from Wed 25 Nov (18:30) until 24 Jan 2010. Frances Ruane, AIB Art Advisor, will open the exhibition. An Artist’s Talk will take place on 02 Dec at 13:15. (Gallery Details: Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, wwww.galleryofphotography.ie, Open: Tues-Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 13:00-18:00)

After the success of the “Shots Fired In The City” photographic exhibition as part of Design Week, this exhibition will be on show once more in the Powerscourt Gallery from 19-26 November. The exhibition consists of photographs from 7 Dublin based photographers, each taking inspiration from the city we live in to present images ranging in subject matter from the new architecture of the boom years to abstract images of gritty urban environments. www.shotsfiredinthecity.com. (Gallery Details: Powerscourt Gallery, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2, www.powerscourtgallery.com, Open: Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat+Sun: 11:30-16:30)

Andrew Gahan will be exhibiting at the City West Hotel Christmas Gift Fair from 20-22 Nov. For further information please contact Mary on: T: 086 2020752

‘Rural Symphony’ is an exhibition by Keith Richardson. It will be on show from 21 Nov. Oddly no end-date is listed. (Gallery Details: Gallery Zozimus, 56 Francis St, Dublin 8, www.galleryzozimus.ie, Open: Mon-Sat: 10:00-17:30, Sun 14:00-18:00)

‘Travelogue’ is an exhibition of watercolours by Charles Johnson. It open at the gallery with a reception on Tues 24 Nov at 18:00 and will run until Sat 28 Nov. (Gallery Details: Crow Gallery, 6 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.crowgallery.net, Open: 12:00-18:00)

Wednesday 18 November 2009 will see the opening of the exhibition
‘Dogs and Other Animals’ by Scottish artist Helen Fay will run from 18 Nov – 02 Dec. The previously announced by Mary A. Fitzgerald has been postponed until 2010. (Gallery Details: Original Print Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, www.originalprint.ie, Open: Mon-Fri: 10:30-17:30, Sat: 11.00-17:00, Sun: 14:00-18:00)

‘So Is This’ by Michael Snow is the start of a year-long programme of mainly experimental film + video installations at Mother’s Tankstation. Screenings of “So is This” (1982) film will take place daily at 16:00 and 17:00 from Thurs to Sat until 19 December 2009. (Gallery Details: Mother’s Tankstation. 41-43 Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8, www.motherstankstation.com, Open: Thurs- Sat: 12:00-18:00)

‘true romance’ is an exhibition by Oliver Comerford and it is on show until 28 Nov.
(Gallery Details: Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, www.kevinkavanaghgallery.ie, Open: ???)

‘Delicate’ is an exhibition of photography and multimedia work by Denis Dunne. It ill be on show from Tues 24 Nov to Sun 6 Dec. The exhibition will be officially opened with a reception on Friday 27 November 2009 from 19:00-21:00. www.stillight.net
(Gallery Details: Signal Arts Centre, 1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, www.signalartscentre.ie, Open: Tue – Fri: 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00, Sat – Sun: 12:00-17:00)


HMV in Grafton Street will host Dustin The Turkey, who will be broadcasting live with Ray D’Arcy promoting Dustin’s new DVD, 20 Years A Pluckin’. On Fri 20 Nov at 11:00. hmv.com/hmvweb/navigate.do?pPageID=1080

The exhibition “Between Metaphor and Object” features a range of sculptures and installation works from the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Collection. Central to this exhibition are key works from the Weltkunst Foundation whose significant collection epitomizes ‘New British Sculpture’ of 1980s and ‘90s. In this talk, Medb Ruane, writer and critic, explores philosophical themes in the context of sculptures. On Fri 20 Nov at 12:00 in the West Wing Galleries. (Museum Detail: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, www.imma.ie, Tues-Sat: 10:00-17:30, Sun+Bank Holidays: 12:00-17:30. from 05 June-18 Sept: Thurs: 10:00-20:00) www.imma.ie/en/page_212159.htm

Dr Korczak’s Example is a play reading in the Project Arts Centre to mark 20 years since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, followed by a discussion with the Children’s Rights Alliance, chaired by young people. It will take place on 20 Nov at 13:00 in the “Space” upstairs. Admission is free and open to all ages. Details can be found here: www.projectartscentre.ie/programme/whats-on/765-dr-korczaks-example Based on real life events, the play is set in the final days of a children’s orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto.

“Sax and the City” is a fresh take on what people expect from Corporate and Wedding Bands. A Band that mixes the classic music of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with modern numbers by Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble and more and it’s all performed to the highest standard. If you are looking for a band for an event you can see Sax and the City live at the Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on Fri 20 Nov from 21:30. Admission is free. www.saxandthecity.ie www.gumtree.ie/dublin/70/47582070.html

* James Sheeran (Acoustic/Rock/Trad) is playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. And The Eastern Harps (Trad) are playing there from 20:00. Admission is free.
* Need to wind down after a tiring week? Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes in Temple Bar every Friday at 19:30 at 4/5 Eustace Street, Temple Bar (next to IFI, ring bell no. 3). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information email info@sahajayoga.ie or check www.coolspirit.info or www.sahajayoga.ie. Classes are also on Mondays at 19:00 in Blanchardstown Library.
* The Covers play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Carlos Irie. Admission is free.


The “Our Languages” research team based in Trinity College Dublin is organising a two-day public forum (21-22 Nov) on minority languages and cultures in Ireland. The first part of the forum (Saturday 09:00-13:00) will explore issues arising from the dramatic increase in languages now spoken in Ireland, and the second (Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning) will focus specifically on the Russian language. A detailed programme is available here www.tcd.ie/Russian/assets/docs/Languages_Forum_A5_prog.pdf
You are welcome to attend the forum and you are interested in attending, please register via www.tcd.ie/Russian/our-languages/calender-of-events/#forum The registration deadline was 15 Nov but maybe you can still get in. All contact details are on the website. Attendance of the event is free of charge. The venue is the Nursing Building (old Gas Company), D’Olier St, Dublin 2

The Trinity Church in The Exchange Building, 50 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin 1 is inviting to their 2nd Annual Winter Fair on Sat 21 Nov from 11:00-16:00. Craft and Home Baked Food Stalls, Live music, Cafe, Face Painting will be available and admission is free. www.trinity.ie Thanks to Mandi C for letting me know.

Lorna Byrne will sign her book at Eason’s in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin on Sat 21 Nov at 12:00. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

Brendan Grace will sign his book in Eason’s, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Sat 21 Nov at 12:30. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

# Adult Gallery Talk: Charles Darwin is taking place on Sat 21 Nov from 12:00-12:30 in Collins Barracks for Age 14+. Evolution for beginners – Natural History Keeper Nigel Monaghan will give a gallery talk on Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=889
# The John McCormack Society will show two films in the Audio-Visual Room of the National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks on Saturday 21 Nov. Admission is free. The first film (13:30) is entitled John McCormack: The People’s Tenor. (60 min) It is biographical in content and examines the life and times of the famous singer. Following a short interval the second film, Song O’ My Hear (1929) which features John McCormack himself, will be shown.
The purpose of the films is to highlight and complement the exhibition on John McCormack which opened in Collins Barracks in September and which will be in place until at least the middle of January 2010. Capacity: 80 people (first come, first served basis)

The Irish Society of the Friends of St. James, which is a voluntary organisation founded in Ireland in 1992 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain is inviting to their annual event, which is called “The Spirit of the Camino”, in Wynn’s Hotel (Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1; directions: www.wynnshotel.ie/map.php) on Sat 21 Nov. The event starts at 14:15 with a audio visual presentation by Kuni Bahnen, who is the founder of the German Jakobusgesellschaft in Aachen. This will be followed by a group of Irish students talking about their individual experiences on the Camino. There will be tea and coffee as well and admission is free. Cornelia K, a friend of mine is involved and I am sure it will be an interesting event. www.stjamesirl.com/

# “Storytelling” with Gordon Snell is the Family Programme in the National Gallery on Sat 21 Nov from 15:00. www.nationalgallery.ie/html/programevents2.html#4

Mickey Harte, the legendary Tyrone Manager, will be signing copies of his autobiography in Hughes&Hughes, Swords on Sat 21 Nov at 15:30. www.hughesbooks.com/

Aline Barros is a lovely 27 year old Brazilian girl who was a victim of a hit and run accident while cycling to work on 22 July 2008. Despite being paralysed from the waist down, Aline has the strong believe and is convinced that she will walk again. Aline has no income and her court case is experiencing further delays. For that reason her friends are organising a fundraising night so that Aline can pay for her rent, cost of living and further treatment. The event is taking place on Sat 21 November from 21:00 in the Kobra Bar (RIO’s), 26/27 Lwr Lesson St, Dublin 2. Admission is obviously not free, but is EUR 10. Her friends have offered free tickets for a competition, but in this case I have decided not to use/take the free tickets for a competition. I met Aline last year and had a chat with her and giving 5 free tickets away (as was offered) feels like taking money away from her. She really is lovely and inspirational and if you can’t go to the event, please consider donating here
Account Name: Aline Nogueira de Barros, Bank: AIB
Account Number: 07636182 Sort Code: 93-32-95.
And let all your friends know about it!
You can get more information about the event here alinebarrosfundraising.tripod.com/index.html can get in contact with her organising friends via alinebarrosfundraising@live.ie
For more information about Aline, please check out


* Don’t forget that the Temple Bar Markets (Temple Bar Food Market on Meeting House Square and the Temple Bar Designer Mart near Cow’s Lane) are taking place every Saturday from 10:00-16:30.
* The SuperNatural Food Market is taking place every Saturday from 09:30-15:30 in St. Andrews Resource Centre in Pearse Street, Dublin 2. www.supernatural.ie
* The Dublin Food Coop runs a food market every Saturday (09:30-16:30) and Thursday (14:00-20:00) at Newmarket in Dublin 8. Fresh local and artisan produce, mainly organic, and other products for sustainable living are on sale. www.dublinfood.coop
* Sunday Market & Car Boot Sale at Kart City
Old Airport Road, Santry, Dublin 9. The Kart City Weekend Market is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 08:00-16:00 and until the end of May all car boot sellers can sell for free. sundaymarket.ie/
* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Saturday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* The Black Sheep play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later Dj Glenn Brown (Dublin Calling). Admission is free.
* Havana Tapas Bar is inviting to a Salsa Night with afro-latin percussion every Sat night 22:30-02:00. Bachata, salsa, merengue, reggeaton with resident DJ Papi Chulo. Food is available until 00:30 and usually there is plenty of room to get dancing.

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Check out the Dun Laoghaire and Dublin City Centre Christmas Lights Celebrations a bit further down in this section.

“Ignite your child’s imagination this Christmas with a host of free seasonal entertainment, including hilarious puppet shows and festive storytelling sessions, as part of the “BIDs for Kids” Winter programme.” (BID stands for Dublin City Business Improvement District.) Each weekend from the 15 Nov-12 Dec this unique way for kids and families to experience the magical atmosphere of Dublin City Centre this Christmas will take place in a number of city centre locations including Powerscourt Town House Shopping Centre, Ilac Shopping Centre, St Stephens Green Shopping Centre and Jervis Shopping Centre.
Each weekend, Conor Lambert’s Custard Pie Puppet Company will entertain and create a drama with live interactive puppet shows in the Ilac Centre and St Stephens Green Shopping Centres. They will perform stories like ‘Christmas Crackers’, which will bring lots of sing-a-long fun for all the family. Puppeteer Anne Fitzpatrick will perform the story of ‘The Witch in the Wood’. Story teller Susie Minto will take children on magical, mysterious and mythical journeys to other lands and times with her Christmas and Winter themed stories from many traditions – Irish, Russian, North American and European. She will be in the Powerscourt Town Centre and Jervis Street Shopping Centre.
There will be four events taking place each day, running for 30 minutes. Children aged two to ten years old, accompanied by an adult, are welcome. The sessions are free but pre-booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Puppet Shows:
St Stephens Green Shopping Centre: Sat+Sun 11:00-12:00
Ilac Shopping Centre: Sat+Sun 14:00-15:00
Storytelling Sessions:
Jervis Shopping Centre: Sat+Sun 11:00-12:00
Powerscourt Town Centre: Sat+Sun 14:00-15:00
To reserve your place, contact bidsforkids@dublincitybid.ie or ring 01 8994015.

Celebrating its second year, Independents´ Day on Sun 22 Nov (11:00-17:00) will bring together independent record labels, zines, comics, artists, writers and musicians to showcase Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. The event will also include poetry readings, musical performances and workshops. Zines are small-circulation magazines which their creators produce, publish and distribute by themselves. Workshops will include a talk and screening from Dublin Community Television (DCTV.ie) about new media´s future in DIY culture, as well as a zine making workshop for kids. Children will write, draw and assemble their own comic or zine to take home!
The venue is the Dublin Food Coop Hall at 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8. Admission is not totally free, but is only EUR 2, so I decided to include it here.

Brian Cody will be signing his book in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin on Sun 22 Nov at 13:30. www.eason.ie/events/upcoming

It is Storytime in Hughes & Hughes in Dundrum! Every Sunday from 12:00 you should bring all the family for storytelling and cookies plus extra fun activities, including crafts & face painting. All ages welcome. www.hughesbooks.com/

Nearly every Sunday a free “Sunday at Noon” concert is taking place in the Hugh Lane Gallery. From 12:00-13:00 classical music will be performed for free. No booking is required. This week’s concert on 22 Nov is: Concorde playing Shades of Raindrops.www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=393

As part of the celebrations surrounding the centenary of Francis Bacon’s birth, the Hugh Lane invites to ‘Francis Bacon: A Terrible Beauty’, an exhibition of rarely exhibited paintings by Bacon and photographs by John Deakin, Peter Beard and Eadweard Muybridge that will be on show at 63 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 from 28 October 2009 to 07 March 2010. A Lecture Series will also accompany the exhibition, but it is not clear from the available information if the lecture will take place in 63 Lwr Baggot Street where Bacon was born or if it takes place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square. Timetable:
+ Sun 22 Nov at 13:30: ‘Latent Images’ by Bacon Scholar and Co-Curator, Martin Harrison
+ Sun 29 Nov at 13:30: ‘“I don’t find it at all violent myself”, Bacon’s Material Practice and the Human Body’ by Marcel Finke M.A. (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
+ Sun 06 Dec at 13:30: ‘“The Street… the Only Valid Field of Experience”: Francis Bacon and the Photography of John Deakin’ by Head of Collections, Jessica O’Donnell

The Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square is running a “Sunday Sketching for 7+ year olds” programme. The title this week (22 Nov 15:00-16:00) is “Design a Storyboard: Look at different photographs and paintings in the Gallery to help bring your ideas to life!”. Admission is free. www.hughlane.ie/whats_on_detail.php?id=353

# “My Museum – Horses and Tortoises, Stories from Africa” is taking place on Sun 22 Nov from 15:00-16:00in Collins Barracks for Age 5+. Cheniwe Susan Mataka Robertson invites you to travel to Africa with her and hear about hippos in baths, lions in caves and all sorts of other animals! Booking essential – places limited to 30. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=890
# A Family Tour is taking place on Sun 22 Nov at 15:00 in Collins Barracks for Age 6+. Free themed tour for family groups. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.museum.ie/en/list/calendar-of-events.aspx?eventID=854

# “Domestic Spaces in Eighteenth-Century Fiction” by Lecturer Dr Conor Lucey, University College Dublin is the weekly Sunday lecture on 22 Nov from 15:00.

On Sun 22 Nov from 16:30-18:00 the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Dublin’s O’Connell Street will take place. This is a free event with family entertainment for all, including live music from the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, the St. Andrews Choir and DJ Steve Reddy, strolling characters, stilt walkers, face painters and much more!
The highlights of the event are
16:30-19:00 98fm Roadcaster 98 FM
16:30-19:30 DJ Steve Reddy (Before and between acts)
16:40-17:05 Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band
17:25-17:45 St. Andrews Choir
18:00 Lighting of Christmas Tree
18:05-18:30 Discovery Gospel Choir
18:40-19:10 Kila
19:10-19:20 Kila & Discovery Gospel Choir

On Sunday 22 Nov the annual Christmas Fireworks & Parade in Dun Laoghaire will be a fusion of colour and vitality filled with community spirit for the official lighting of the Christmas Lights in the Town & Harbour. The Parade assembles in Clarinda Park at 16:45 and sets off at 17:15 to make its way along Georges St, to St. Michael’s Church where carol singers will entertain waiting crowds. The parade will feature many local groups and entertainers, and even Santa himself will be taking time out of his busy schedule to make a special appearance. The Parade ends at the Dun Laoghaire Ferry Plaza at approx. 18:00. Lights on the magnificent Christmas tree and throughout the town and harbour will be switched on, while fireworks light up the sky to officially announce the beginning of Christmas in Dun Laoghaire. www.dlrevents.ie

Nearly every Sun from 16:00-21:00 “Holy Joes Infernal Cabaret” takes place in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Admission is free. The next event is on Sun 22 Nov with Pinfires, SnowDial, Halcyon. The event will be recorded for the GigEvent Live Video Podcast on www.mixtape.ie. www.myspace.com/gigevent

* Blackhorse Flea Market + Car Boot Sale. Every Sunday from 10:00-18:00 the Blackhorse Market is taking place. You can reach it from Tyrconnell Road and from Kylemore Road and it is within 3 min from Black Horse stop on red Luas line. theblackhorsemarket.com
* Gigs in The Mezz. Every Sunday 5 acts ranging from Soul to Funk, Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop and Alternative/Indie music will perform between 15:00-21:00 in The Mezz, Eustace Street, Dublin 2 (in Temple Bar near Dame Street) Admission is free.
* The Mary Stokes Band (Blues) will be back in Bruxelles, Harry Street near Grafton Street and near the Westbury Hotel from 30 Aug. The start time is advertised as 18:00, but the actual start is usually significantly later. The gigs are not EVERY week, but most weeks. Admission is free.
* Jazz in The George in George’s Street from 16:30-18:00: Jazz Band Zrazy.
* Sunday Roast is a weekly event in the Globe in Sth George’s Street from 20:00-01:00. Provided are free live music, games & roast potatoes. www.myspace.com/sundayroast1
* “Loose Change” play in Gibneys Pub, New St., Malahide every Sunday from 18:00-20:00.
* The Tangenteers (Rock/Reggae) are playing from 18:00 in Peadar Kearney’s in 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. Francois G reported that this 18:00 performance is not taking place. I am trying to find out more.
Ro Byrne (Acoustic/Rock/Indie – www.myspace.com/earthquakehair) is playing there from 21:00. Admission is free.
* From 21:00 in The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street “The Apollo Sessions” is a free show featuring multiple styles of original music from local and international musicians and songwriters www.myspace.com/thebleedinghorsesessions
* The Brazilian Samba Rock Band +55 is playing every Sunday at the Odeon in Harcourt Street from 20:00-22:00, followed by a DJ playing Forro, Axe, and a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and salsa beats. Admission is free before 21:00 and EUR 5 after that.
* Songs of Praise, a Rock Karaoke is taking place every Sunday from 21:00 in The Village in Wexford Street, Dublin 2. www.getpraise.com
* The Burning Effigies are playing afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul every Sunday from 23:00 in Turk’s Head in Parliament Street. www.turkshead.ie
* Gardiner Street Gospel Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church at the top of Gardiner Street near the junction with Dorset Street every Sunday at 19:30. Everybody is welcome independent from your level of religiousness. www.gardinerstreetgospelchoir.com
* Ballymun Gospel Choir Mass at 19:00 in Vir gin Mary Church, Shangan Road, Ballymun.

If you are just looking for Sunday events, please check the event list for Saturday as well. A good few events are taking place on Saturday AND Sunday, but it wouldn’t make sense to list them twice.

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This event will take place on 23 Nov at 20:00 in the National Library in Kiladre Street. Admission is free but booking is essential and because the booking is possible since 03 Nove, there is a possibility that the event is “sold” out, but give them a call to check! Call (01) 6030277 to reserve up to two places.
Here is what the discussion is all about: How have the historical, cultural and topographical influenced the specific cultural identities of Ireland’s regions, cities and towns? How did Tipperary and Kilkenny evolve from cricketing hotbeds at the turn of the 20th century to hurling hotbeds today? This panel discussion will focus on how sport strongly influenced regional and local identity in Ireland and the role of the regional press in reinforcing cultural identity through sports coverage.
Eugene McGee former managing director and editor of the Longford Leader, GAA team manager and manager of the Ireland Compromise Rules teams in both Ireland and Australia; Alan English, editor of the Limerick Leader, former sports editor of The Sunday Times in Ireland and author of Stand Up and Fight, which traced the rise of rugby in Limerick from the 1870s up until Munster’s famous defeat of the All Blacks in 1978; George Hook (Chair) sportsman, broadcaster and author, rugby pundit with RTÉ rugby and host of Newstalk’s The Right Hook.

Howard Linnane is running Irish movie screening nights for quite some time and despite the fact that every now and then the venues he uses pull out, Howard keeps searching and working on securing another place. His Cine-Café, an evening of free ‘all shorts’ film show is back and the “Pint & Picture” (full feature film) show as well. These two programmes take place on alternating weeks with the next event taking place on Mon 23 Nov at 20:00. The venue is Mother Reilly’s in Rathmines, Dublin 6 (Uppercross House Hotel, 30 Upr Rathmines Road (opposite Tesco)). Because there can be changes to the start time depending on other events in the pub, it would does make sense to ring Howard on 085-1351822 to confirm the start time.

* Every Mon from 20:00-22:00 in Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, 78 Grafton Street, the recently-formed music collective the ‘Lazy Band’ is playing roots, trad and folk songs from Ireland, England, America and anything else they like. Admission is free and the bar serves during the show. Some people order up pizzas from downstairs. Laid-back atmosphere, unplugged and informal. www.myspace.com/thelazyband
* ‘Hugh Cooney Don’t Like Monday’, a cabaret and live visual performance by Hugh Cooney, will take place every Monday night from 20:30 at The Pygmalion, South William Street, Dublin 2 (formerly Ba Mizu in Powerscourt Shopping Centre). Admission free. www.myspace.com/hughcooneycomotions
* From 21:00 in the International Bar, Wicklow Street: The Glór Sessions feature acoustic singer-songwriters, comedy, spoken word and poetry hosted by Stephen James Smith. Entry is free. www.stephenjamessmith.com/Glor.html
* From 21:30 a traditional Irish music session is taking place in Kennedy’s Pub in Drumcondra. Admission is free.
* From 22:00, the front bar of Whelans is the venue for the Open Mic event “Acoustic Nightmares Night”, organised by the band The Mighty Stef and some members from The Last Tycoons. This is a free event. www.facebook.com/pages/THE-MIGHTY-STEF/17575454643
* Upbeat Generation is playing Soul/Funk/Rock Covers in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2 from 22:00. Later: DJ Rasheed. Admission is free.


The RDS has a very interesting free public lecture coming up:
The RDS Darwin200 Public Lecture: “Fragile Web, What Next for Nature?” will take place on Tues 24 November in the RDS Concert Hall at 19:00. In celebration of Darwin200 and to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Origin of Species’ by Charles Darwin, the RDS has invited Professor Jonathan Silvertown who will be speaking on the matter of biodiversity. This lecture marks the fourth in the series of RDS Irish Times ‘Ireland in 2030’ lectures which aims to look at the serious long-term challenges that face us today. Admission is free but advance booking is essential. More information is available on www.rds.ie/science

* Open Mic Night with The Last Tycoons in O’Donoghues on Suffolk Street every Tueas from 20:00. It’s free and anyone can get up, sing a song or do whatever they like. www.facebook.com/pages/ODonoghues-Open-Mic/71834618844
* In the Bankers Inn on Trinity Street (off Dame Street) at 21:30: An acoustic singer-songwriter session hosted by Dave Murphy. A contribution is requested but not required. This is a listening club so is very quiet and features a lot of experienced songwriters trying out new material. www.myspace.com/davemurphyandfriends
* White Chocolate is playing Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2


From 07 Oct -16 Dec, the German Department of the (SALIS) at Dublin City University (DCU) presents a film series about the “Berlin Wall 1961-1989” in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland. All films will be screened in Original language with English subtitles. The venue is DCU in Glasnevin in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Room C124. www.goethe.de/ins/ie/dub/kue/en5067693v.htm
The films in the series are
# Wed 02 Dec 15:00: Wir koennen auch anders/No More Mr Nice Guy (1993)
# Wed 16 Dec 15:00: Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker/The German Chainsaw Massacre

The Royal Hibernian Academy is inviting to a series of lectures by the RHA’s artist Members and Honorary Members. There are a limited number of spaces available on selected lectures before Christmas. The lectures still with availability are:
+ Vivienne Roche RHA on 25 November
+ Louis Marcus HRHA on 16 December
There is no admission fee and the remaining spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Lectures will begin at 17:30 in the Friends Room of the RHA, Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2. For further information or to see the full lecture series listings, check www.royalhibernianacademy.ie/html/educate/educate_lecture.html

The Instituto Cervantes will screen the film “Un instante en la vida ajena” by José-Luis López Linares (2003) (Spanish with English subtitles) on Wed 25 Nov. Admission is free and the screening starts at 18:30 in the Instituto Cervantes in Lincoln House, Lincoln Place, near the Nassau Street entrance of the National Gallery. dublin.cervantes.es/FichasCultura/Ficha59935_16_2.htm

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and Hon. President of Oxfam International will talk about “Copenhagen delivering climate change” on Wed 25 Nov (18:30-19:30) in the Thomas Davies Theatre, Ground Floor, Arts Block, Trinity College, Dublin 2.I found this event notice somewhere, but can’t find the original source anymore and since I wasn’t able to establish if this information is fully correct and if it is targeted at everybody not just at students, please contact Oxfam to find out. Contact rsvp@oxfamireland.org or Emer ph: 01-6350 423

* CoCo Markets at Docklands. Every Wed from 15 Apr-28 Aug from 12:00-14:30 a CoCo food market is taking place at Excise Walk in the IFSC. www.dublindocklands.ie/index.jsp?p=94&n=341&i=26
* The “Havana International Language Exchange” is taking place every Wed from 17:30-19:30 in Havana Tapas Bar in George’s Street. The majority of people there are Spanish or English-speaking, but French, Italians, Polish and Chinese are sometimes coming to and everybody is welcome to meet for a chat to improve your Spanish or English.
* “The Zodiac Sessions” is a regular open mic event from 20:30 in Bruxelles (between Grafton Street and Westbury Hotel) for unsigned musicians. Admission is free and there is a different line-up every week. www.thezodiacsessions.com/
* “The Song Room” is another open mic event. It takes place in The Globe in George’s Street at 20:30 on SOME Wednesdays. The frequency got less predictable in recent weeks/months and you should check the website before going. www.myspace.com/thesongroom
* Traditional Irish Music Session in Hedigan’s (The Brian Boru) in Phibsborough from 21:30 every Wednesday. If you play an instrument you are especially welcome (all levels are welcome).
* Seven Deadly Skins are playing Reggae/Ska Covers from 22:00 with DJ Dotsie later. The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Admission is free.


“Wavebob – Harnessing the Limitless Energy of the Ocean” by Andrew Parish, CEO, Wavebob Ltd is the RDS Energy Lecture on Thurs 26 Nov at 18:00 in the Merrion Room. Wavebob Ltd is a world leading ocean wave Energy Company. Headquartered in Ireland with offices in the UK and the US, Wavebob has invested heavily in R&D over the past ten years and has emerged as a leading technology in this exciting new sector. Andrew Parish has been Chief Executive Officer since 2007 and has led the growth of the company and the development of commercial and strategic relationships which are accelerating the technology development. Parish will outline how Wavebob Ltd is developing unique technologies to harness the immense power of the ocean to produce clean, renewable energy for the benefit of all. Admission is free. For bookings & information, please contact: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Telephone: 01 240 7215, Email: industry@rds.ie, www.rds.ie/industry

The next NCI Insight Debate event will take place in the National College if Ireland in the IFSC on Thurs 26 Nov from 18:00-20:00 and is followed by a drinks reception. The debates are intended to elevate and enliven public discussion on the major topical issues of the day. Our objective is to support and encourage greater awareness of the key concerns and challenges that face us both here in Ireland and internationally. The topic is “Does globalisation put profits before people?” and the participants are Richard Boyd Barrett of the People Before Profit Alliance, Dr. Colin Coulter, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at NUI Maynooth, and Dr. Andy Storey of the School of Politics and International Relations at UCD, Prof. Jimmy Hill, Dean of School of Business at National College of Ireland, Moore McDowell from the School of Economics at UCD and Dermot O’Leary, Chief Economist, Goodbody Stockbrokers.
Karen Coleman, presenter of The Wide Angle on Newstalk 106-108 fm, will chair the debate. Attendees should register online at:

“Connector Launches” an event where 10 new businesses have 5 minutes each to present themselves to you will take place on 26 Nov at 19:00 in the Kobra Bar, 26/27 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Check www.connector.ie/connect

The next Irish Meteorological Society Public Lecture entitled “Earth’s Ignorosphere” by Dr Frank Mulligan (NUIM) will take place on Thurs 26 Noc from 19:30-20:30 in the Botany Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Botany Lecture Theatre (near Rugby grounds) (www.tcd.ie/Maps/assets/pdf/tcd-main-campus.pdf) www.irishmetsociety.org

“Latin American and Basque Conflicts: historical connections, parallels and differences” by Diarmuid Breatnach, Coordinator of the Dublin Basque Solidarity Committee, is the topic of a talk at eh Latin American Solidarity Committee on Thurs 26 Nov. Basques were prominent in the colonisation of Latin America, but when the great anti-colonial struggles for freedom from Spain swept the colonies, those of Basque descent were there supporting the liberation struggles too. Since then, numerous relations have existed between the two regions, and national liberation conflicts have raged in both, presenting remarkable parallels, but also important differences. This talk will take a historical comparative approach between the social and political situation in both regions. The event starts at 20:00 in LASC, 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2. www.lasc.ie/activities/TnT.html

As long as there are elements of our society that continue to promote anger by the scapegoating and targeting immigrants including migrant workers, refugees, asylum seekers or even students, it is necessary to expose this and to challenge racist ideas.
“Love Music Hate Racism Ireland” wants to promote racial integration and education through music-oriented events. www.lmhrireland.com
On Thurs26 Nov, “Love Music Hate Racism” are launching The LMHR Sessions, an open-mic style event, in the basement of Le Cirk Bar, 32 Dame Street, Dublin 2. Musicians from any background, style or genre are encouraged to bring their instruments, plug in, play and enjoy the night with a drink on LMHR. I you want to get involved in the night and make sure you get to play, simply email artists@lmhrireland.com (or check www.myspace.com/thelmhrsessionsdublin) with a brief bio and links to some tracks. And for the audience admission is free.
Special Guests this Thursday are Sweet Jane(acoustic), Sara Lou, Dermot Kennedy and more. The first act will be on at 20:00 so come early to get a seat!!
www.lmhrireland.com and www.myspace.com/thelmhrsessionsdublin

* A weekly pub quiz is taking place in Peadar Kearneys, Dame Street every Thursday. Register from 19:00. There is no charge.
* Open Mic Night – Lucan County Bar. Set-up and run by Ian Smith, who is a friend of mine, this event will take place every last Thursday in the month at 20:00. The venue is the 1st floor of the Lucan County Bar (on the grounds of the Lucan Spa Hotel on the N4). www.lucanspahotel.ie/ENG/map.html
* Quiz Night in The Lotts Cafe Bar, 9 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1. Every Thurs a quiz night with great prizes is taking place at 20:00/20:30 depending on football. Participation is free.
* “Thirsty Thursday” Open Mic Night from 21:00 in the Mullingar House in Chapelizod Village. www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=111621257112
* The Bionic Rats play live Reggae and Ska every Thursday in Turk’s Head from 22:00. Admission is free. www.turkshead.ie
* The Poor Boys play Rock Covers from 22:00 in The Mezz, 24/25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, D2. Later: DJ Tim. Admission is free.


The French Friday on 27 Nov will be the last French Friday of 2009. This party for everybody French of Francophile starts at 21:00 and goes until midnight. Bia Bar is in 28 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin. 2. The organisers promise that only French Music will be played.


This section contains lots of events this week that happen in the future some of them require free tickets and it is mentioned where this is the case. Put the events in your diary and for the ticketed events hurry to request your tickets:

The National College or Ireland is bringing the “Legends in your Lunchtime” series back by popular demand. From 30 Sept-02 Dec a whole range of prominent speakers will talk about their life/job/business and you can listen and often even ask. The event is free but ticketed, so if you are interested hurry to www.ncirl.ie/news_and_events.asp The event takes place from 13:00 – 14:00 in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1 and the last speaker in the series will be:
Gerry Adams, President, Sinn Fein on Wed 02 December

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This might get me into hot water, but, hey, I like Jacuzzis! :-) I am amazed by the outrage and by the absolutely shocking reactions in Ireland to the game on Wednesday! Let me clarify from the beginning that I think the Irish team was the better team on Wed and that I think that the result was NOT a fair result. BUT…it was a) nearly all was within the rules or at least was condoned by the non action of the referee, b) no French person robbed anything from any Irish person (a Swedish person+FIFA rules have to take some blame though) and c) Thierry Henry didn’t cheat (to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud), he did something (most likely by instinctive reaction) that is against the rules, then admitted to it, but was not heard. So, first of all please stop accusing anything and anybody French of robbing or cheating! You might want to accuse Henry, but nobody else and certainly not the French nation was involved. Your French (or Swedish) colleague across the corridor has had absolutely NO involvement. And then let’s have a quick look at the situation: The Irish team played BADLY throughout most of the qualification games and after the play-off on Sunday hardly anybody expected realistically that there was much of a chance. To everybody’s surprise and totally against their natural behaviour, the Irish team played very well on Wed. I am not sure if ONE game should be enough to qualify for the World Cup but that’s the rules. Towards the end of the game Thierry Henry used his hand to keep the ball from leaving the football field. He shouldn’t have done that and it is against the rules. Now it wasn’t that clear from all positions. It took three different angles, a super-zoom and a slow motion for me to see for certain what had happened and I would claim that he instinctively reacted (not with intent) after the ball went towards his hand in the first place. The fact that he used his hand didn’t cause the goal, but enabled him to play the ball to someone else who shot the goal. None of the three (Swedish! not French!) referees saw the hand was part of it which can definitely happen in a fast and hectic sequence of events. Henry told the referee that he used his hand, but the referee told him that it was not the players job to decide. Football does NOT allow for video replays but gives the referee all power to decide there and then. So, Henry didn’t stick to the rules, but after making a mistake he owned up to it and wasn’t heard. The Swedish referee decided in his wisdom to ignore that interjection after he probably hadn’t seen the involvement of the hand. After he had made the decision this is the decision that stands and there is no route in the rules that allows a change. So while the rules are insufficient and adequate, all involved seemed to have acted honestly and honourably. The RULES are wrong (there should be video replays), but that is neither the fault of the Irish, the French or the Swedish participants in the game.
If it had been the other way around, I wouldn’t be surprised if people in Ireland would shrug their shoulders and say “Tough luck! Terrible, yes, but them’s the rules.” Repeating the game is an option, but I suggest then that all other games that have been decided by a wrong decision of a referee in the last few years should be repeated as well. – And for next time I suggest that the Irish team starts playing well from the BEGINNING instead of leaving it to the last game! :-S
The part that worries me about the outrage I read on facebook and elsewhere is that if we were slightly less civilised than we are, you would find people now burning down French shops or throw stones through windows of French companies. Clearly there is absolutely NO justification for that.
Sure, it wasn’t fair, but fairness is not necessarily the main feature of sport or is it? Doping anybody? Or did you see the vicious wrestling matches between the French and Irish players during the match? This can’t be called “fair” either! Or is the rule “It is fair if it helps us but not if it helps the others?”

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It was a long night again, but the Dublin Event Guide 127 is finished and that is certainly a good thing. Enjoy your weekend and the coming week…and pray for a bit of good weather!


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