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# Limerick
Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.
# politician
Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics
In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.
# shaking hand of dublin
WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne
Byrne was mayor of the city ten times.
# Mo Money Mo Problems
No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise
All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.
# htin kyaw
People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends
Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.
# urinetown
A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street
Looks like urine trouble, councillor.
# Germany
German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views
The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.
# urine trouble
Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home
The man was repairing a sink at a woman’s home when he grabbed a mug, urinated in it and then emptied it in the sink.
# secret history
He was Dublin's favourite politician... but today he's a 'forgotten hero'
He is described as a “truly self-made man and a heroic figure”.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'?
Eamonn Coghlan and James Reilly both opened up about aspects of their private life yesterday. Would that sway you?
# courageous
14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay
The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.
# legging it
A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure'
Leggings just make him really uncomfortable, OK?
# hello kitty world
UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him
He blames his five-year-old daughter for the gaffe. A LIKELY STORY.
7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant
The former Justice Minister, kicking it with some matzo balls.
# football mad
The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today
A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.
# Ready To Rumble
Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections
The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
# Awkward
WATCH: Former British PM Gordon Brown forgets that he is still a politician
The good people of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath won’t be pleased…
# fined
No Parking: Hillary Clinton gets hit with parking fine in London
If you do the crime, pay the fine Hillary.
# Investigation
Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)
Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.
Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis
The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.
# Afghanistan
At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast
Reports say the bomber was wearing a police uniform. A senior local politician is believed to have died in the blast.
Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.
Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like
Debates, meetings, touching base with constituents, heading up to Meath East by-election, organising sand bags, reading the newspapers and having words with his colleagues – Kevin Humphreys recounts his busy schedule this week.
# tensions
Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”
# Hands Off
Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research
The Wexford TD said that he would be at a disadvantage compared to all of the other TDs in the Dáil if he did not accept the allowance.
Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.
# Italy
Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.
Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.
# One Year On
Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD
Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.
# Poll
Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?
A new poll reveals doctors are the most trusted profession. But which profession do you trust least?