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# Satire

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# Not the News
Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…
# Not the News
No cure for the Dáil: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: No bankers to be hurt in the making of inquiry; is the Pope a Catholic?
# Satire
The funniest Arsene Wenger 'Thrift Shop' parody video you'll see today
The Arsenal boss has been mocked for his reluctance to spend in the transfer market.
# Not the News
Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Egypt despairs as Eamon Gilmore drafted in to heal divisions.
# Not the News
Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Belmullet gardai seek help tracing their own movements; Bradley Manning apologises to Ryanair.
# Not the News
Dublin's most high security creche and annoying radio presenters: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Support grows for a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail-Labour-Sinn Féin-everyone else coalition and Dubliners terrorised by buses roaming the city.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*
*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*
*The events of 2012 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*
*The events of 2011 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*
*The events of 2010 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2009*
*The events of 2009 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Not the News
Orgasms and MacGill: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A groundshaking event at MacGill summer school, Paddy and Pat – the sequel; bankers defaulting on responsibility.
# Not the News
Royal baby offered place in Irish creche: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Diplomatic incidents over British Prince George, HSE tells everyone to lighten up.
# Not the News
Bit-of-a-buffoon inquiry: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Seanad insists it’s relevant, talks about fanny; parades mar riots; Magdalene nuns coach banking execs.
# ortolan
One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man
Still reeling from the Anglo Tapes? We recall a clairvoyant extract from satirical novel, The Eighty-Five Billion Dollar Man.
# Not the News
How to survive lunch with Bono: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: G8 leaders express their support for Seán Quinn, and things get back to normal after the Obamas leave town.
# BONG
All the best parodies of The Angelus
Let’s all take a moment to stare into the distance and reflect, shall we?
# Satire
Does Michelle Obama think Irish people are "ugly m*****f*****s"?
A satirical article managed to fool hundreds of Americans, who branded the First Lady a “disgrace”
# Not the News
PAC chairman hoping to replace Cmmdr Hadfield, bring wife and son: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Ireland wants to be ruled by the head of Gerry Adams and the clothed body of Rihanna.
# Satire
The G8 loves it when you smile: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: We’ll swap you Ulster Bank for the M50, scaring off the sun.
# Not the News
Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Dáil beauty pageant causes tensions, Taoiseach and Greek PM hold shortest discussions ever, and laughter at SIPO…
# Not the News
Only losers take the bus, right Leo?: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: The Gathering at the Dáil; Cabinet clones; Alan Shatter knows what you did last summer.
# Not the News
Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.
# Not the News
James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: “I was delighted when I heard we were getting a new political party,” a man on a bus in Rialto said. “Then I heard there were TDs in it.”
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Kim Jong-Un clings on to his place in the Dáil Technical Group, pointing Phil Hogan at North Korea and Ireland nominated by troika for fantasy government awards.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: RTE stars confused by Pope’s message of humility, and Office of Public Works ‘may never know’ the source of the Cork floods.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: SIPTU president wins Oscar; hopes rise of a politicians’ strike; Pope quits over Croke Park II; Lift chaos leads to primary care centre.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Gerry’s teddy all the talk in toy town; today’s marginalised looking forward to a State apology in 2063; cé hé Micheál Martin?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Donkey meat disgusts horse meat eaters; Pat Rabbitte’s Valentine to himself; retirement advice from an ex-Pope.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Burgers first past the post; Labour reminds us, ‘I woz ere’; all back to Coppers after bank debt deal.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Obesity helping the recliner chair-smuggling business; rural drinking a lifeline for rural Garda stations; GAA jealous of soccer ball boy phenomenon.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Government apologises to Angela Merkel for Mayan apocalypse insult and the IMF’s seasonal message of good will to all. No, really.
# not the new
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.
# Satire
Chinese paper deletes story after falling for 'The Onion' spoof
…even though Kim Jong-Un WAS named as the satirical paper’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2012.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Gardaí lack resources to monitor Love/Hate characters; HSE inquiry to proceed without actually inquiring; and student grants delayed until after emigration.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
# scause
VIDEO: South Park takes on doping... and charity bracelets*
The best satire on TV had its say on the biggest issue in sport this week. *May contain spoilers and/or sacrilege.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.