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# Campaign

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# Financial Abuse
Vast majority of elderly abuse is carried out by a close friend or family member
A new campaign aims to highlight the financial abuse of the elderly.
# live in a swamp
Fat Frogs were the best ice pops ever produced in Ireland and need to be brought back
# All about the Harriets
America is taking a former President off its $20 bill in favour of a woman born a slave
Harriet Tubman was a leading 19th-century abolitionist.
# Jobs
Irish Defence Forces to recruit 1,450 new staff
The 2016 campaign will specifically target increased female recruitment.
# corey lewandowski
Donald Trump's campaign manager charged with battery of female reporter
The incident happened at a Trump event earlier this month.
# Interview
‘Sadly, getting funding for women in sport isn’t as easy it is for men’
Emily Smith of the Irish Dragon Boat team chats to The42 about their struggle for funding among other issues.
# your move
This Donegal woman has a unique way of keeping politicians from her door
# your move
This Donegal woman has a unique way of keeping politicians from her door
# Homelessness
These homeless 'shelter pods' popped up overnight in Dublin
A group of “friends and concerned citizens” constructed the boxes to highlight the homeless crisis ahead of the election.
# booby sands
11 of the most Irish things that have already happened in the election campaign
Sure isn’t it great craic.
# game is up
Ladyball creators come clean after controversial ad campaign goes viral
Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association teamed up to promote issues in women’s game.
# literally moving mountains
Could Norway be about to give Finland a mountain as a Christmas present?
Better than socks anyway.
# unsanitary behaviour
Condoms, tampons and cigarettes: things Irish people are flushing down the toilet
A campaign is trying to raise awareness of the damage flushing the wrong things down the toilet can cause.
Die Hard actor and former Senator Fred Thompson dies aged 73
The 6ft 6in former lawyer also starred in Cape Fear and In The Line of Fire.
# ConsentisEverything
Video compares sexual consent to making tea: "If they don't drink tea...don't make them drink it"
‘Just because you made it, doesn’t mean you’re entitled to watch them drink it.’
# Living wage
Lidl staff to get a bump in their wages with supermarket to pay €11.50 an hour
The pay increase will be introduced from 1 November.
# safer roads
Clampdown on drivers, cyclists and pedestrians running red lights with over 2,500 caught so far
One red light camera has caught over 150 cars breaking a red light since June.
# Out of control
Do you view a night of heavy drinking as a way to bond with friends?
A report into Ireland’s binge drinking culture found Irish people don’t recognise the problem in themselves.
# Abortion
Irish stars are calling for the 8th Amendment to be repealed
More than 240 artists have already joined the campaign.
# bizarre claims
Police in Turkey say VICE journalists 'suspected of helping Isis'
Amnesty International has called the claim “unsubstantiated, outrageous and bizarre”.
# Legal Battle
Couple stranded in Thailand with daughter as surrogate claims she didn't know they were gay
The couple are now facing a lengthy court battle.
# On this Day
There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis
On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.
# ah trump
Donald Trump accidentally used Nazi soldiers to symbolise American greatness
He’s certainly grabbing more headlines than other presidential hopefuls.
# Believe it when we see it
Eric Cantona pledges to swim the English Channel if you say French beer is best
Something tells us this won’t be happening anytime soon.
Did social media really turn 'No' votes to a 'Yes'?
Elections – like referendums – are determined by the undecided.
# Ireland says I do
Ireland already being promoted as tourist destination for same-sex couples to get hitched
Is Ireland the best small country in the world to have a gay wedding?
# By-election
What you need to know about the fierce battle for Phil Hogan's old seat
Big Phil is gone to Europe, so who’s in the running for his old Dáil seat in Friday’s by-election?
# misleading
Joan Burton says the No posters about surrogacy are 'sad and demeaning'
Ex-Justice Minister Alan Shatter said children are being used as weapons.
# marriage ref
The No campaign's posters keep getting defaced and ripped down
The Mother and Fathers Matter group is yet to report any incidents to the police.
# Prostitution
Former sex worker says she saw 13-year-old girl work on Dublin streets
Moran also discussed the pressures young boys feel when prostitution is legal.
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?
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.
# Notorious
An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world's best
If you haven’t heard of them, you know their campaigns. Thinkhouse do things a little differently…
# cider house rules
Bulmers have a new ad and it's all a bit... arty
What do turtles and bubbles have to do with alcohol says you.
# talking shop
Starbucks stops writing 'race together' on cups after 'cascade of negativity'
They haven’t given up on the whole idea though.
# TwizzlerChallenge
Is this awkward and elaborate kiss the new Ice Bucket Challenge?
Prepare yourselves.
# feeling fine
You can no longer 'feel fat' on Facebook thanks to online petition
They argued that fat is not an emotion.
# open thread
Everyone is giving advice to their younger self, do you have any wise words?
The YouTube campaign is to mark International Women’s Day.
# Home Soil
Ireland has bid to host the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup
The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.
# Campaign
Video showing couple 'having sex' on football pitch was a hoax
Charlton admitted video footage that received over one million hits online was a publicity stunt.