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#Politicians

# politicians - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

From The Daily Edge 9 of the quickest reactions to Danny Healy-Rae's claims about fairies damaging Kerry's roads Fairy Fort

# politicians - Monday 17 July, 2017

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

# politicians - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

# politicians - Friday 7 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Eh, so the US Congress hates women's shoulders, apparently Shouldergate

Eh, so the US Congress hates women's shoulders, apparently

Open toed are also deemed “inappropriate”

# politicians - Sunday 25 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Here's what happened when I asked every TD if they'd ever enjoyed a bag of cans Bag Of Cans

Here's what happened when I asked every TD if they'd ever enjoyed a bag of cans

Do politicians enjoy bags of cans with the lads? The answers may surprise you.

# politicians - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge 9 times Irish politicians were actually kind of gas on Twitter Yurt

9 times Irish politicians were actually kind of gas on Twitter

Credit where credit is due.

# politicians - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

# politicians - Friday 23 December, 2016

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

# politicians - Sunday 18 December, 2016

And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….

The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.

# politicians - Monday 21 November, 2016

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

# politicians - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Most people want to see our TDs dress better

Dáil rules state members should dress “in a manner that reflects the dignity of the House”.

# politicians - Monday 17 October, 2016

Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase

TDs are set to see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.

# politicians - Sunday 11 September, 2016

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

# politicians - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

We shouldn't be asking why people voted to leave the EU, but why would people vote to stay

Dr Ciaran McCullagh argues that those who voted Remain made the wrong choice

# politicians - Friday 24 June, 2016

Britain is out of the EU: It might be the right time to plan that shopping trip to the North

The pound is at its lowest point for thirty years, meaning shopping is now cheaper north of the border.

# politicians - Sunday 19 June, 2016

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

# politicians - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

# politicians - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

# politicians - Sunday 7 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 of the most Irish things that have already happened in the election campaign Booby Sands

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

# politicians - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

# politicians - Monday 28 September, 2015

'The Irish public are not sick of politics, they're actually sick of listening to politicians'

Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.

# politicians - Monday 24 August, 2015

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

# politicians - Sunday 9 August, 2015

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

# politicians - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Scottish politicians brilliantly tried to win the support of this woman with free cake Let Them Eat Cake

Scottish politicians brilliantly tried to win the support of this woman with free cake

Why don’t *our* politicians offer us free food?

# politicians - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

# politicians - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Female French journalists are fed up with lecherous politicians

Fed up with bawdy remarks and wandering hands, dozens of female French journalists have signed a petition denouncing sexism from male politicians.

# politicians - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

# politicians - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Politicians ‘don’t understand the stress of having to pay bills’

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

# politicians - Monday 24 November, 2014

'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

# politicians - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

# politicians - Saturday 1 November, 2014

Here are 9 examples of politicians being clueless about the internet and technology

“The internets is an amazing series of tubes that you should pay for” – elected officials.

# politicians - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare

For one week, politicians will see first-hand what it takes to live on social welfare payments as part of a new TV3 series.

# politicians - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

“The water has frozen my brain”: The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today

A TD, a senator and the Lord Mayor all took the plunge in Dublin today. Somehow they all managed to stick to parliamentary language, post-deluge….

# politicians - Sunday 3 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 ways in which Irish politicians are just like us when it comes to Twitter Just Like Us

13 ways in which Irish politicians are just like us when it comes to Twitter

They, too, enjoy puppies and memes.

# 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

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.

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