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# politician - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL
# Limerick
# Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

Jan 9th 2018, 3:40 PM 72,310 Views 80 Comments

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

# politician - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics
# Politician
# Politician

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics

Dec 16th 2017, 1:31 PM 33,791 Views 84 Comments

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.

# politician - Saturday 14 October, 2017

WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne
# Shaking Hand Of Dublin
# Shaking Hand Of Dublin

WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne

Oct 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 18,965 Views 7 Comments

Byrne was mayor of the city ten times.

# politician - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise
# Mo Money Mo Problems
# Mo Money Mo Problems

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

Oct 18th 2016, 2:12 PM 15,223 Views 59 Comments

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

# politician - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends
# Htin Kyaw
# Htin Kyaw

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Mar 30th 2016, 8:29 AM 10,247 Views 9 Comments

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

# politician - Thursday 12 November, 2015

A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street
# Urinetown
From The Daily Edge
# Urinetown

A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street

Nov 12th 2015, 7:58 PM 2,987 Views 0 Comments

Looks like urine trouble, councillor.

# politician - Sunday 18 October, 2015

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views
# Germany
# Germany

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views

Oct 18th 2015, 3:15 PM 23,764 Views 125 Comments

The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.

# politician - Monday 7 September, 2015

Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home
# Urine Trouble
# Urine Trouble

Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home

Sep 7th 2015, 10:42 PM 37,375 Views 32 Comments

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.

# politician - Saturday 6 June, 2015

He was Dublin's favourite politician... but today he's a 'forgotten hero'
# Secret History
# Secret History

He was Dublin's favourite politician... but today he's a 'forgotten hero'

Jun 6th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,386 Views 11 Comments

He is described as a “truly self-made man and a heroic figure”.

# politician - Friday 13 March, 2015

Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'?

Mar 13th 2015, 8:40 AM 15,809 Views 58 Comments

Eamonn Coghlan and James Reilly both opened up about aspects of their private life yesterday. Would that sway you?

# politician - Friday 13 February, 2015

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay
# Courageous
# Courageous

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

Feb 13th 2015, 7:38 PM 19,928 Views 32 Comments

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

# politician - Thursday 12 February, 2015

A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure'
# Legging It
From The Daily Edge
# Legging It

A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure'

Feb 12th 2015, 9:11 AM 3,669 Views 4 Comments

Leggings just make him really uncomfortable, OK?

# politician - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him
# Hello Kitty World
From The Daily Edge
# Hello Kitty World

UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him

Feb 4th 2015, 8:15 AM 1,446 Views 0 Comments

He blames his five-year-old daughter for the gaffe. A LIKELY STORY.

# politician - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant
# THE RESTAURANT
From The Daily Edge
# THE RESTAURANT

7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant

Jan 7th 2015, 10:28 PM 34,527 Views 41 Comments

The former Justice Minister, kicking it with some matzo balls.

# politician - Monday 19 May, 2014

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today
# Football Mad
From The Daily Edge
# Football Mad

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

May 19th 2014, 6:30 PM 1,292 Views 2 Comments

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

# politician - Friday 31 January, 2014

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections
# Ready To Rumble
# Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

Jan 31st 2014, 12:08 PM 9,425 Views 125 Comments

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

# politician - Thursday 31 October, 2013

WATCH: Former British PM Gordon Brown forgets that he is still a politician
# Awkward
# Awkward

WATCH: Former British PM Gordon Brown forgets that he is still a politician

Oct 31st 2013, 1:22 PM 11,693 Views 8 Comments

The good people of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath won’t be pleased…

# politician - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

No Parking: Hillary Clinton gets hit with parking fine in London
# Fined
# Fined

No Parking: Hillary Clinton gets hit with parking fine in London

Oct 16th 2013, 2:48 PM 7,855 Views 34 Comments

If you do the crime, pay the fine Hillary.

# politician - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)
# Investigation
# Investigation

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Jun 29th 2013, 1:33 PM 12,164 Views 26 Comments

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

# politician - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis
# OLD WOUNDS
# OLD WOUNDS

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis

May 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,314 Views 17 Comments

The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.

# politician - Monday 20 May, 2013

At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

May 20th 2013, 10:05 AM 2,559 Views 17 Comments

Reports say the bomber was wearing a police uniform. A senior local politician is believed to have died in the blast.

# politician - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

Apr 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 149 Views 54 Comments

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.

# politician - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like

Mar 30th 2013, 7:00 PM 860 Views 109 Comments

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.

# politician - Monday 15 October, 2012

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
# Tensions
# Tensions

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

Oct 15th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,081 Views 67 Comments

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

# politician - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research

Sep 11th 2012, 8:01 AM 8,374 Views 89 Comments

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.

# politician - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

Jul 19th 2012, 7:15 AM 45 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

# politician - Monday 16 July, 2012

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
# Italy
# Italy

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

Jul 16th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,849 Views 11 Comments

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.

# politician - Monday 25 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

Jun 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 32 Views 36 Comments

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.

# politician - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD
# One Year On
# One Year On

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Feb 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,547 Views 16 Comments

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

# politician - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?

Apr 28th 2011, 9:57 AM 6,297 Views 0 Comments

A new poll reveals doctors are the most trusted profession. But which profession do you trust least?