The week in Dublin: June 27

This will hopefully become a weekly feature looking back on things that caught our eye during the previous week in Dublin.

Starting with yesterday and it was a pretty busy day for DublinObserver.com. We covered zombies, the pride festival and a Socialist Party protest (more on that later). Earlier in the week, we had a story (from tallyman.ie) about how a Coir protest was planned for the pride parade. A substantial protest never materialised. We never got the chance to play the protest off as Coir voicing their opposition to the undead hordes, either.

Circumlimina had a post this week about Ruari Quinn’s potential conflicts of interest (brought to our attention via The Story). Quinn, the Labour Party spokesperson on Education and Science, is chairperson of the fund advisory committee for 4th Level Ventures, a company devoted to “Commercialising Academic Research”.

Another interesting bit of Ruari Quinn-related news is that he is one of the favourites in betting for the Dublin mayoral election, according to PaddyPower.com (also featured in the Sunday Tribune today).  Quinn’s Labour comrade Dermot Lacey is 6/4 favourite, Quinn is at 3/1, while Fine Gael MEP is in third position at 6/1. The Tribune also reported today that the election for Mayor will not meet John Gormley’s Autumn deadline, with the election set to be ‘launched’ tomorrow (whatever that means).

Apres Match did a series of excellent impressions of the hosts and guests Tonight with Vincent Brown, the latest of which is brought to you via Maman Poulet.

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