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Book lovers, rejoice! In honour of International Women’s Day one of our favourite independent bookshops- Books Upstairs- is offering customers free coffee and cake (or tea and a biscuit.) All you have to do is buy one very special book.

Independent and Young Adult publishers, Little Island Books shared the joyous news on Twitter. They revealed that if you buy a copy of Siobhan Parkinson’s latest book Rocking The System at Books Upstairs you’ll be treated to a free hot drink and a tasty treat.


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“The gorgeous people at @BooksUpstairs are offering free coffee and cake to anyone who buys a copy of Rocking the System on International Women's Day! How amazing is that?!,” the publishers tweeted.

Siobhan’s book features 20 illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms, achieved great things and in some way rocked the system.

Inspiring historical figures featured in the book include Constance Markievicz and Sonia O’Sullivan.

This year’s International Women’s Day is extra special as 2018 marks 100 years since women in Ireland and the United Kingdom won the right to vote.

We’ll have to pop into Books Upstairs to purchase a copy of this wonderful book (and for tea and cake)

What a great way to spend International Women’s Day!


If there's one thing we love more than coffee, it's free coffee.

And in a move which has us shedding a tear of gratitude this afternoon, 20 coffee shops in our nation's capital will be providing the public with free coffee at various points throughout the day tomorrow.

And why are they doing this, you might wonder.

Well, the gesture is reportedly in response to the news that Starbucks will be opening its 53rd location on 4 Crampton Quay.

So, between 8am-9am, 1pm-2pm and 5pm-7pm, the following 20 coffee shops will be giving tired and thirsty city-dwellers a caffeine hit free of charge, and they are officially too pure for this world.

  • The Clockwork Door
  • Foam cafe
  • Coco Brew
  • Il Fornaio Enoteca
  • Celtic Cookie Company
  • Coffee Cartel Coffee Cart
  • Gallaher and Co
  • Shoe lane cafe
  • Dwarf Jar
  • The Joy Of Cha
  • The Stage Door
  • The Tram Cafe
  • The Bus Stop Cafe
  • Metro Cafe
  • BG Cafe and Deli
  • IFI Cafe
  • Tamp and Stitch
  • Kaph
  • The Yellow Cup

Guys, you may take a bow.



So, while there may be no such thing as a free lunch, free coffee is a totally different story.

A brand new initiative is offering road users the chance to redeem a free hot drink – and all you have to do is leave your phone face down while you drive.

Toyota Ireland has today launched a genius new app called, “Face It Down”.

Available for iPhone and Android, the app is designed to save lives on Irish roads by allowing users to collect points for a complimentary hot drink at Topaz Re Store outlets nationwide.

In partnership with the RSA and Topaz, Toyota Ireland has developed the app in an effort to change driver behaviour and improve road safety for everyone.

The user must simply launch the app before starting their car, leave it face down, and earn points for every kilometre driven without picking up the phone.

Should the user pick up the phone while the vehicle is still moving, all points accumulated will be lost.

Once a driver has gathered 350 points, they will be able to trade them in for a hot drink of their choice at any participating Topaz Re Store.

Oh, and you'll get a bonus 250 points for completing your first successful journey.

Not convinced? We'll let Bressie take it from here. 

Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive, Road Safety Authority highlighted the danger of using a mobile phone while driving, “Distracted driving could be a factor in as many 20-30% of all collisions in this country. However, the biggest distraction for drivers is the mobile.

“Despite the fact that using them when driving is killing people on Irish roads, rational, intelligent people continue to text, make phone calls, take selfies or update their social pages while driving. When you use your mobile behind the wheel, taking your mind and eyes off the road for just a split second can destroy everything forever. ”

“That’s why the RSA is fully supportive of the Face It Down campaign and commends Toyota for endeavouring to make a real difference to the lives of people in Ireland through safe, smart driving practices.”

Safer roads and free coffee? It's win-win!


Ah, Monday morning. It's the day that you need ALL the coffee in the world to get through – but alas, we'll just settle for a nice latte.

But, what if we told you coffee shops all across the capital are giving away coffee in exchange of a poem? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it's not.

Lovin Dublin and Irish poet Kerrie O'Brien noticed that cafés all over Eurpoe were giving out cups of coffee if you hand over a poem, written or spoken, instead of cash.

And since it's World Poetry Day today, Lovin Dublin wanted to spread the love in our fair city.

Loads of great coffee shops are taking part including Clement and Pekoe, Kaph, BB's and Nick's Coffee Co and many more are expected to join throughout the day.

So if you need a caffeine fix, head to one of these cafés and recite the perfect(ish) poem. Monday isn't so bad after all!