The alert of an incoming intercountinental ballistic missile was wrongly sent on Sunday night by an emergency system worker. The false alarm sparked recriminations, with Louth County Council officials apologising and TDs calling for heads to roll.


 There was great excitement about the town this week as Hurricane Ophelia ‘battered’ the town. Once it was announced that the country was closed on Monday, off-licences and supermaakets were cleant out of it, in that order. Some people seem to think that this is the first time the town has suffered at the handada wind, but older, wiser heads know better. They’ve been dealing with the bitter breeze blowing in from Meath since wind was invented…

 St. Laurence’s Gate is to be reopened to traffic for National Heritage Week. The shock move comes just days after the Barbican structure was finally closed to traffic after a long and tedious social media campaign littered with infighting, egotism and one badly lit “greening” on St. Patrick’s Day. The move was greeted with much fanfare in contrarian and taxi driving circles but with resignation in other, normaler circles.