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# politicians - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Gender, geography, age – focus on everything but quality in government reshuffle

Conspicuously absent from the talk about the reshuffle was an evaluation of intelligence, skills, capabilities or temperament.

# politicians - Sunday 29 June, 2014

President Higgins: ‘There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland’

He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.

# politicians - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.

# politicians - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon RIP

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon spent 14 years in prison for an IRA bombing that he played no part in.

# politicians - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC Local politicians seek meeting with Bausch and Lomb over job loss threat Waterford

Local politicians seek meeting with Bausch and Lomb over job loss threat

Last week workers were told they could either take a 20 per cent pay cut, with 200 redundancies in the company, or the plant would be closed.

# politicians - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Well that’s one way to get rid of election canvassers Dog Days

# politicians - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

What’s going on in Elections 2014? We’re here to help

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

# politicians - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Been patronised on the doorstep? You’re not alone Man Of The House

Been patronised on the doorstep? You’re not alone

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

# politicians - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Headline of the weekend: politicians are a “pile of f**king sh*ts” Paper Of Record

Headline of the weekend: politicians are a “pile of f**king sh*ts”

An eightysomething tells it like it is.

# politicians - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge There’s a blog celebrating Ireland’s ridiest election candidates Hey Good Lookin'

There’s a blog celebrating Ireland’s ridiest election candidates

Hot politicians in YOUR area want to chat with you. Really, they do. They’re up for election.

# politicians - Saturday 19 April, 2014

7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie

Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.

# politicians - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 people who ruin your day God Sake Tut

8 people who ruin your day

They’re lurking round every corner, in every lift, at every checkout.

# politicians - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge David Cameron responds to Patrick Stewart’s Twitter slag Hold The Phone

David Cameron responds to Patrick Stewart’s Twitter slag

Sadly, it’s not funny at all. Poor Dave.

# politicians - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

# politicians - Monday 3 February, 2014

The EU’s message to Ireland: ‘Do more to punish corruption more quickly’

A new EU report also found that Irish people feel that corruption is more widespread in their country than the average European.

# politicians - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Denis O’Brien believes politicians are the economy’s biggest problem

The 55-year-old was speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum this week.

# politicians - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Embarrassed UK politicians condemn their 11 per cent pay rise

One government minister denounced the proposed increase as “wholly inappropriate” – but there’s not a lot MPs can do about it.

# politicians - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show Dedicated Followers This post contains images

21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show

A hat shaped like a flower, an illuminous golfer and a Minister’s strut. The Shelbourne Hotel had it all last night.

# politicians - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

# politicians - Friday 18 October, 2013

Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council

340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.

# politicians - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Declan Ganley: “Fewer politicians” is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad

“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”

# politicians - Saturday 7 September, 2013

What John Waters did during his time in prison: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny to wrestle, homeowner professes their love for Permanent TSB, and bankers mistreat their politicians.

# politicians - Monday 22 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 things Irish people love being melodramatic about… End Of The World

9 things Irish people love being melodramatic about…

…in addition to the weather.

# politicians - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Late night Dáil party nearly ends in abortion and a cartographer worries that Lucinda Creighton may disappear right off the map.

# politicians - Friday 12 July, 2013

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed?

The passing of the X Case legislation has raised questions about the appropriateness of the Dáil bar serving until the early hours. What do you think?

# politicians - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light?

George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are just some of the famous people to be immortalised on film, but is it ever possible to give a balanced portrayal of a person? Darren Mooney writes about the challenging world of the bioepic.

# politicians - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?

After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.

# politicians - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# politicians - Friday 24 May, 2013

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.

# politicians - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

# politicians - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

# politicians - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what’s the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

# politicians - Monday 13 May, 2013

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

# politicians - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Did you know there was an Irish version of There’s Something About Mary? Mary Mary

# politicians - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Connecticut passes ‘toughest gun law in the US’ after Sandy Hook massacre

Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.

# politicians - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.

# politicians - Saturday 19 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week’s news… skewed Not The News

This is the week’s news… skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

# politicians - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law

There are troubling restrictions on our free expression in Ireland. We should follow the US and give it explicit protection – even if that means some vitriol.

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