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# politics - Yesterday’s News


# politics - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Can politicians harness the power of the water movement?

They’re giving it a try.

# politics - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Irish politicians won’t be clamping down on alcohol abuse…

… because they think the public doesn’t want them to, according to new research.

# politics - Monday 20 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Ed Miliband had the most Dad response to finding out what YOLO meant YOLO

Ed Miliband had the most Dad response to finding out what YOLO meant

“That is a good philosophy for politics!”

# politics - Sunday 19 April, 2015

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

# politics - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

# politics - Monday 13 April, 2015

Will Hillary Clinton’s campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?

Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.

From The Daily Edge 13 of the most mortifying photo ops in the history of Irish politics Play It Cool

13 of the most mortifying photo ops in the history of Irish politics

“This activity should play well with the young folk.”

# politics - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Sam wants to be Ireland’s first transgender election candidate

A new initiative hopes to get more young people from diverse backgrounds running for office.

# politics - Monday 6 April, 2015

Government accused of ‘kite-flying’ and ‘buying back votes’

Are government placing ‘good news’ stories in time for an election?

# politics - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Good news for Labour, they’re more popular than they were two months ago

They’re still not very popular though.

# politics - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Nigel Farage singled out foreign-born HIV sufferers in a TV debate and Twitter lost it

The UKIP leader was giving out about ”heath tourism’.

# politics - Friday 27 March, 2015

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics?

Or are they the best people for the job?

# politics - Friday 13 March, 2015

# politics - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Northern Ireland’s peace is Ireland’s peace, we’ve all benefited and all of us must make sure we keep it

As the South approaches the next election pressure needs to be placed upon politicians to re-engage with the peace process.

# politics - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

# politics - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge “Believe in something!” – Here’s why everyone’s talking about Michael Sheen’s stirring speech Get Out

# politics - Monday 2 March, 2015

From The42 Better call Sol? Ex-Arsenal defender set for career change Politics This post contains videos

Better call Sol? Ex-Arsenal defender set for career change

The no-nonsense defender has hinted at a move into politics as a Conservative candidate.

# politics - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate Blank Face

Australian man calmly quotes Taylor Swift in senate debate

Well, this is the most random Shake It Off reference you will ever hear.

# politics - Saturday 21 February, 2015

QUIZ: Which rugby player is Michael Noonan most like? Test your knowledge of the week…

In which the finance minister sported a black eye and James Reilly was threatened with being sued…

# politics - Friday 20 February, 2015

“The establishment is scared and wants people to get back in their box” – Paul Murphy

Murphy said that Jobstown was a “messy” protest.

# politics - Monday 16 February, 2015

Politically disillusioned young people need an edgy, relevant programme like The Daily Show

We need something that will really engage younger people.

# politics - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for “significant response” if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

QUIZ: What does Eamon Dunphy really think of Ireland? Test your knowledge of the week…

In which a TD was arrested, Eamon Dunphy got schooled by a minister and Labour suffered more internal woes…

# politics - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Can Fianna Fáil entice more women by holding bootcamps?*

*No, not the muscle kind.

# politics - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Looking for an alternative Valentine’s Day card this year?

Charlie’s card comes with its own brown envelope.

# politics - Sunday 1 February, 2015

QUIZ: How many of these political party logos can you name?

Do you know your People’s Front of Judea from your Judean People’s Front?

# politics - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Those criticising the President for signing Bills into law are overestimating his power

By not using Article 26, President Higgins leaves the door open for future constitutional challenges.

# politics - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Gay politician warns opponents she will reveal their affairs if they use “family values” in marriage debate

“I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs.”

# politics - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Greece’s far-left Syriza party race ahead in exit polls as government concedes defeat

Exit polls have placed support for the party at between 35.5% and 39.5%.

# politics - Friday 16 January, 2015

Lucinda Creighton says she will have a candidate in every constituency

The leader of yet-to-be-named party says almost 600 people want to represent it in the next general election.

Potential American presidential candidate wants Americans to be willing to die for what they believe like ISIS

“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness.”

# politics - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

This UK party leader wants feminism to be “a badge of shame”

Mike Buchanan is the leader of Justice For Men and Boys (And For The Women Who Love Them).

# politics - Saturday 10 January, 2015

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

The week when Leo came home, Frank flirted with Fine Gael and Christy Burke did a u-turn…

# politics - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

‘The established parties are snobby’ – Independent TD

There has been much talk of a changing political landscape in recent days.

# politics - Monday 5 January, 2015

Opinion: Charles Haughey’s election as Fianna Fáil leader – the Northern Ireland factor

What impact did Haughey’s stance (real or perceived) on Northern Ireland have on his successful election as Taoiseach and president of Fianna Fáil?

Who exactly was everyone in Charlie last night?

Some people were a little confused…

# politics - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: Let’s grow our democracy – let’s lower the voting age to 16

Arguments against allowing teenagers to vote are the exact same as those used against the working classes and women in the past. “They are not intelligent or mature enough”.

# politics - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Twitter is having a field day suggesting names for Lucinda Creighton’s new party We All Partied

# politics - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…