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Why were people suddenly asking questions about a political figure's knee?
Why were people suddenly asking questions about a political figure's knee?
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12 random items that convulsed Irish politics this past year

Septic tanks, dry-cleaning receipts and Michael D’s knees – just some of the strange things we never thought we’d obsess about in a political context… but we do now.
Mar 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,844 2

IF A WEEK is a long time in politics, try a year.

Today marks a year to the day since Fine Gael and Labour took their seats in the 31st Dáil. We’ve marked the occasion here at TheJournal.ie with a detailed report card on how the Government performed in 20 policy areas. We’ve also:

In the course of our analysis, we realised that this past year in politics has thrown up some strange anomalies. Here are 12 things we didn’t think about much 12 months ago… but we do now:

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