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# politicians - Today’s News


# 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.

# politicians - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws

Academics from NUIG, TCD and UL, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Law Library and a former Supreme Court judge will offer their thoughts to politicians today.

Oireachtas told: ‘Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies’

Supreme Court rulings mean a foetus which cannot survive outside the womb does not possess ‘life’ under the constitution.

Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings

The Bar Council has withdrawn from today’s hearings, saying it would be too hard to reflect its variety of views.

10 interesting moments from the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Tuesday was one of the more interesting days in the world of Oireachtas committees. Here’s what’s happened in 10 quick points.

# politicians - Monday 7 January, 2013

Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour

The coalition partners appear more concerned with playing tug-of-war with each other than creating a new form of politics, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

# politicians - Monday 31 December, 2012

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

# politicians - Monday 24 December, 2012

Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air

John Bruton said that public anger at political decisions does not give people the right to abuse TDs.

# politicians - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Vincent Browne announces his 2012 Political Awards

James Reilly, Mary Lou McDonald and Mick Wallace were among the award winners.

# politicians - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Keaveney criticises ‘cynicism’ of ministers over his voting against government

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.

# politicians - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Double victory for Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll found Fianna Fáil support has risen by six percentage points – and Micheál Martin is now the most popular leader in the country.

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