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# 2016

All time
# Interview
The 16-year-old hoping to represent Ireland at next summer's Olympics
Aoife Hopkins chats to The42 about the prospect of realising her dream in Rio.
# trumped
If you try to attack Donald Trump, "you're gonna be shocked"
Obama’s not impressed by The Donald.
# Looking Back
We're being promised lots of shiny things - but here's what WON'T be in Budget 2016
The past is a foreign country, they say.
# selfie
Hillary Clinton was hanging out with Kim Kardashian during the Republican debate last night
While Trump was taking to the stand, the Democratic nomination contender had other things to get on with.
# multiple pearsings
The government, Sinn Féin and the battle for 2016 ... It starts today
Sinn Féin are insisting their massive O’Donovan Rossa event today is not a ‘rival’ to the official one. But it sure looks like they’re competing.
# open carry
"Gun-free zones are a bad idea" : After cinema shooting, Rick Perry wants guns in cinemas
The presidential candidate is a consistent advocate of gun rights.
# Easter Rising
'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism
Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.
# What's Another Year?
Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband
One local business owner told said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.
# this is happening
Donald Trump is running for president (for real this time)
He believes the United States is in “serious trouble”.
# Election 2016
In the mood for another referendum? Labour wants to repeal the 8th amendment
The Tanaiste said if Labour makes it back into government next time around, she envisages that it will be on the programme for government.
# Same Old Story
Will Hillary Clinton's campaign offer anything different to the usual guff?
Her opening video was pretty predictable, for the most part.
# 2016 commemorations
The government is going to buy the historic Moore Street site
Numbers 14-17 Moore Street have been designated as a site for a Commemorative Centre.
# 1916 rising
The government insists it's not rewriting the proclamation
Enda Kenny put the cat among the pigeons today.
# Not happening
'A major distraction': It looks like there'll be no Royals at the 1916 centenary
A junior minister pretty much confirmed it won’t be happening last night.
# cruz mission
A Canadian-born man is running for US President. Wait, isn't that banned?
Possibly, but there’s some wiggle room.
# Run for the Hills
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign could be in trouble because of her choice of email account
# Ready for Hilary?
Who are the likely candidates in 2016 US Presidential election?
With 20 months to go, expect the hype machine to kick up a notch soon.
# not a rebel song
Sinn Féin 'didn't intend' to use U2 sound-alike song for their 2016 video
Rebel song? Or NOT a rebel song?
# rising anger
Sinn Féin to launch 'alternative 2016' --- alongside the Cuban Ambassador and Frances Black
No, not the lead singer of the The Pixies.
# Decision time
Paul O'Connell will retire 'after the World Cup, or in the summer of 2016'
“The injuries have taken a bit off my career. There are certain things you can’t do in training.”
# bush the younger
Jeb Bush wants to give Americans the 'Right to Rise' as White House bid moves closer
The former Florida Governor also struck a conciliatory note on same-sex marriage.
# ballot
'We're ready': Fianna Fáil selects two familiar faces to run in the next general election
Party leader Micheál Martin and finance spokesperson, Michael McGrath, were nominated in Cork South Central.
# rising criticism
That 2016 video everyone hated has been obliterated from the face of the planet
Well, almost.
# newsfix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
We all know who should be paying what — but opposition to water charges shows no sign of going away. Elsewhere, New York is suffering a big freeze, and Love/Hate’s going on a European holiday.
# off we go
Heather Humphreys has yoinked the 2016 website offline for an overhaul
The site has been down for over 48 hours as “outstanding issues” are dealt with.
# rising anger
"Embarrassing unhistorical sh*t": 2016 advisor doubles-down on video criticism
The glossy montage posted on the Government’s official site included cameos from the Queen and David Cameron, but made no mention whatsoever of any of the signatories of the Proclamation.
# the 2016 row
1916 relatives are holding their own events for people "upset or annoyed" with the Government's plan
There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s official plans, which were announced by the Taoiseach at the GPO on Wednesday.
# the rising
Open thread: How should we mark the 1916 centenary?
There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s plans for 2016. How do you think we should Remember, Reconcile, Imagine, Present and Celebrate?
# rising hopes
Humphreys' charm offensive with 1916 relatives ahead of 'big announcement'
Relatives had been wavering on whether they’d attend a large-scale press event at the GPO this evening.
# backing
Clarke 'the perfect man' for Ryder Cup captaincy, says McIlroy
The 46-year-old is among the favourites to succeed Paul McGinley as captain of Europe
Invite a royal to 2016? Should we have the Kaiser's relatives too? --- O'Cuiv
The Fianna Fáil TD (and grandson of Eamon de Valera) says he believes such a move would be “seriously distracting”.
# just two weeks
Delay leaves tight, tight deadline to finish 1916 museum
What should be done at the historic 1916 site on Moore St? Councillors can’t decide. And the clock is ticking. (Tick tock, etc.)
# 2016
Is Ireland Ready for Hillary? Her supporters are hosting a "lavish event" in Dublin tonight
The former First Lady will not be in attendance, obviously.
# taking sides
Hillary Clinton is in no doubt who she blames for the deaths in Gaza
She offered a strong defence of Israel and said that criticism of the state has been “unfair”.
# 2016
Hillary Clinton was asked if parties should enter Government with Sinn Féin
She was very diplomatic, naturally.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?
Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.
# 2016
Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising commemorations
Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that commemorating all events from the period around 1916 needs to be considered by both governments.
# texts from bill
'Following my leader': Bill Clinton parodies his wife's famous meme photo
The 2012 photo of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went viral.
# Gastric Band
New Jersey governor Chris Christie reveals he had gastric band surgery
The Republican governor, tipped to run for the White House, insisted the measure was about ensuring he was there for his family in the future.
# Scotland
Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day
However, the British government is ruling out ‘pre-negotiation’ of independence before 2014 referendum.