WE START A QIK FLICK through some of Ireland's Sunday newspapers in search of interesting angles related to technology, starting with Atsushi Kaga in the Butler Gallery. There's a subtle technical touch to his playful work that we noticed in Mother's Tankstation in Dublin and saw a few weeks ago in Kilkenny. Our Sunday newspaper round took us into France while thinking about Conor O'Neill's holidays along with Bono's noise, a probable cause of Spanair's crash in Madrid, ice cream from County Kerry, videos you can easily convert, mobile phone masts you can live with, speed limits that are smart to set, music, Facebook, ex-girlfriends, renewables, skimming, food, data protection, photographing your home, Rick O'Shea and Jon Stewart. More details follow below the break.
I really don't know the reason why clear scientific evidence isn't brought to bear in the case against mobile phone telephone masts. Without the unbiased evidence, the case against telecommunications masts continues, mostly powered by anecdote and emotion. Those two factors are surely at work in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 
The Blas na hÉireann Awards celebrate the quality and imagination of the best Irish food producers. With gold, silver, and bronze medals in 18 categories, the National Irish Food Awards recognise and reward excellence by companies creating the best-tasting foods made in Ireland. 
1. Charlotte Birch -- "Workers won't let OPW put up a mobile phone mast on their building" in the Irish Mail on Sunday, 24 August 2008.
2. Larissa Nolan -- "Ireland's greatest skimming scam and how they pulled it off" in the Irish Mail on Sunday, 24 August 2008.
3. Tom Worden -- "Passengers tried to get off Madrid crash plane during delay" in the Irish Mail on Sunday, 24 August 2008.
4. Gerry McCarthy -- "Super furry animals" in the Culture magazine of The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
5. Denis Staunton -- "Reclusive Amish Community Goes Forth and Multiplies" in The Irish Times, 24 August 2008.
6. A commercial report in the Irish Times about Brittany Ferries.
7. Stephen O'Brien -- "Green plot to reduce speed limits" on the front page of The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
8. Mark Tighe -- "Plans for Gardai powers to curb noise" on the front page of The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
9. John Burns -- "Bono's villa springs yet another U2 leak" in The Sunday Times News section, 24 August 2008.
10. Kate Alvarez -- "Will you be my friend? Er, no." in the News Section of The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
11. Paul Anthony McDermott -- "Students are losing faith in the economy" in The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
12. Veronica McDermott -- "Let's look at renewables and nuclear" in The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
13. Paul Eddy -- "Spanair crash recalls 1987 Disaster" in The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
14. Nicola Cooke -- "Banks in talks to provide low-cost loans for energy savings" on the front page of The Sunday Business Post, 24 August 2008.
15. Michelle Devane -- "Tool plaza woes won't end right away" in the News Focus section of The Sunday Business Post, 24 August 2008.
16. John Burke and Gavin Daly -- "Card skimming part of a global problem" in the News Focus section of The Sunday Business Post, 24 August 2008.
17. John Downes -- "Spammer target Bebo users with links to porn sites" in the News section of the Sunday Tribune, 24 August 2008.
18. Conor McMorrow -- "Insurance firms say no to data protection code" in the News section of the Sunday Tribune, 24 August 2008.
19. Martin Frawley -- "Dragons breathe magic on cookery duo" in the News section of the Sunday Tribune, 24 August 2008.
20. Jennifer Bray -- "Dating Site slammed as a forum for bullying" in the News section of the Sunday Tribune, 24 August 2008.
21. Mark Hillard -- "Shopkeepers warned not to show and shame suspect theives" in the News section of the Sunday Tribune, 24 August 2008.
22. Pinnacle Video Transfer Unit sells for €151.
23. Leonard Doyle -- "House of Stewart" in the Tribune Magazine, 24 August 2008
24. Claire O'Mahony -- "Last Supper with Rick O'Shea" in the Sunday Tribune Magazine, 24 August 2008.
25. Alex Meehan -- "New Awards Should Feed Success" in Agenda, The Sunday Business Post Magazine, 24 August 2008.
26. NIall Toner -- "Are you ready for your close-up?" in the Home supplement of The Sunday Times, 24 August 2008.
Bonus Link: Most-viewed tech item this week was the Nokia 5310 phone.