Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


King Charlies, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Just witnessed a rather wobbly Taoiseach Brian Cowen being escorted from this restaurant on Dame Street by two bouncers and his driver at approx. 1.15am tonight. Hopped into government Merc parked (I can only assume illegally) on the footpath a few yards down the street. Classy.

February 3rd, 2010. 6 Comments »

“Meanwhile, government ministers and members of the Health Service Executive were locked in crisis talks, and had to be rescued by the fire brigade…”


February 2nd, 2010. Comment now »

“I’m loving these numbers”

MRBI Poll: Magazine Posts Major Readership Gains

New figures published this week show this magazine’s circulation holding steady at 36,898, down slightly on 36,938 last quarter. But when seasonal and other miscellaneous factors are allowed for, that amounts to an impressive 5,924,094 readers per month – an exceptionally strong performance in a country of just over four million people. (The balance is thought to be made up by immigrants and undercover al-Qaida operatives entering this jurisdiction illegally in order to read the trendy magazine.) Read the rest of this entry »

February 2nd, 2010. 6 Comments »

Beware the Jacket!

Stephen Gately's jacket2
While researching my review of Boyzone’s comeback single (yes, sometimes I do research!), I came across this rather rather odd Wiki-fact about the late Stephen Gately:

On one visit to a hospital he met a child who fell in love with his jacket—Gately allowed her to have it; she was dead within the hour.

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February 2nd, 2010. 21 Comments »

This is Funny

speedy gonzales
What do you call a Mexican peeping Tom? Read the rest of this entry »

February 1st, 2010. 2 Comments »

Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before

morrissey“It’s like a cross between going back to university and joining a religious cult,” reckons Steve Berry from Hertfordshire, as he surveys the scene. I’d have said a “rockabilly Star Trek convention” myself, but we won’t split hairs. Read the rest of this article here.

February 1st, 2010. 3 Comments »

It’s a (Right-handed) Man’s Man’s Man’s World

tin of sweetcorn
You win this round, right-handed can opener.

January 31st, 2010. 17 Comments »

Just a Little Lovin’ (1969)

January 31st, 2010. Comment now »

Salinger Dead

I won’t attempt to eulogize the guy, but for the record (from this blog) here’s a funny letter he wrote to a fan, Maeve Binchy, Shay Healy and myself talking about him on the radio and that unfortunate run-in with my Auntie Geraldine.

January 30th, 2010. 6 Comments »

Fuck your coloring book!

kanye west
I’ve said it before, but I don’t mind saying it again. I would do anything to be friends with Kanye West. The guy is (in the best way possible) completely and utterly insane… and he wants the whole world to know it.

If you haven’t seen it already, his latest all-caps, stream of consciousness online hissy fit (culminating in that surprise denunciation of colouring books) is really a hoot: Read the rest of this entry »

January 29th, 2010. 6 Comments »