Index: What’s hot and what’s not this week

Irish musician Dermot Kennedy is up; spice bag spin-offs are down

Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy

 

WHAT’S HOT

Love Sensation
A new queer festival in Dublin this August.

Colm’s Classes
Ballymaloe graduate Colm Keane’s kombucha and kraut teaching is gaining a cult following. @colmsclasses on Instagram.

Killing: Time
The new Irish skateboard company has a beautiful deck featuring the Poolbeg stacks. Available at High Rollers in Temple Bar.

Dermot Kennedy
After a great performance on Ellen, the Irish musician continues his rise.

The Misunderstood Heron
The finest view of any food truck in Ireland is in Leenaun.

Cloud Picker cafe
The excellent coffee company is opening a new spot on Pearse Street in Dublin.

Véarsaí
Upcoming music festival in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal.

WHAT’S NOT

Vape pods
Vape pens with disposable elements are bound to create more waste. 

Coypu
Sightings of the large rodent in Dublin and Cork are freaking us out.

Urbo
The bike-share company was granted a licence by Dublin City Council, but never put bikes on the street.

Debenhams
The company continues to struggle with restructuring. 

Easter egg stress
From palm oil to excessive packaging, it’s hard to enjoy an egg.

Sitka spruce
We should be looking after our native woodlands, not planting Sitka tree farms.

Spice Bag spin-offs
From crisps to shop-bought spice, it’s best to stick with the original.

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