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# Satire
Here are our 5 favourite fake football stories of the week
Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy to release a charity single, and other fantastical tales.
# current affairs
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?
# Oops
Iran's news agency: Sorry we mistook a story from The Onion for real news
Iran’s state news agency ran a story about an opinion poll which found Mahmoud Ahmadinjad was more popular than Barack Obama. Only problem? It was from The Onion.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: James Reilly wins international comedy award; mystery as man found in Dublin “without a care in the world”; Rosanna’s breasts issue complaint.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Litter-picking fun for tourists; injuring oneself to get away from James Reilly; one-way free travel?
# Not the News
Here is the week’s news… skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Burglars thank Department of Justice for not replacing Garda squad cars and a Rose goes rogue…
# current affairs
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The GAA dismisses reports of vajazzling – and the Mars Curiosity rover faces a hostile reaction from the natives.
# LMFAO
Video: NASA is sexy and they know it
NASA’s Curiosity mission + LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It = inevitable parody video.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The underground sect which has never been exposed to Craig Doyle – and would you trust NAMA to mind your children?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Why wasn’t Seán Quinn honoured at Olympics opening ceremony? Will Shell truck rescue create 13,000 jobs?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Students to be means tested by their teachers – and how the poor are leading by example when it comes to austerity.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Reilly for Finance Minister? Too warm a welcome for RTÉ’s new MD of news?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Buying the God particle; elderly targeting the elderly; Ireland’s first efficient bank?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government stands up to itself over the Croke Park Agreement; household charge to be used for floods; and new e-voting machines on the way…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: A “no loaves, no fishes” Eucharistic Congress; TDs free to terrorise old constituencies…
# Not the News
The week in news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Ireland let Spain and Italy down at Euro 2012 and why the Lotto’s not worth winning on the dole…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Mick Wallace saves the country €2.1 million; Irish Catholics get religious guidance from Fr Ted re-runs; and Finance officials no longer allowed to do sums…
# Satire
The Magnificent Seven: Aprés Match skits
With the popular RTÉ clip show returning for the Euros, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite clips.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Cars caught driving at the speed limit; unemployed told not to pull sickies during Euro2012; sunshine emergency…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The secret link between Jedward and the Central Bank and the TD who was caught working…
# Not the News
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Leaving Cert could be the death for Chinese language and Ó Cúiv’s new job as a party pooper in Perth.
# Not the News
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: A Garda sat-nav cult and Phil Hogan scales Liberty Hall, Lucinda in paw.
# Not the News
Here's the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Cash for Water Meters outlets and the three top causes of unwanted pregnancies.
Voices
Column: On a 'bold' priest and his seditious message of love
This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland tries to avoid being influenced by the arrival of a ‘maverick’ priest who wants him to be nice to gay people and for clerics to be able to marry.
# Not the News
Here is the week’s news… skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Government ministers hearing voices (one in particular); schools cut out children altogether; cars feel confined by parking spaces.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - on hairdryers, Big Ben Dunne and the Titanic 'industry'
This week, the (not) primate of All Ireland recalls the terrible events after Ardfillan won the county final: ““The whole team went into the dressing room, roaring and shouting like apes. Then they put on all the hair dryers…”
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - On the household charge and the stranger at the door
This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland and his pals worry about levies, escaped convicts… and spiked lemonade.
# Comedy
Coming back for a new series? Yes, Prime Minister
The classic BBC comedy ended in 1988 but its writers are set to bring the series back to life.
# Satire
VIDEO: What if... the British ruled Ireland?
Satirical video proposes Ireland give back the reins of power to the UK. Well, sort of. What do you think of the short film?
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - On gay rights
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland worries about the support of the Tories and Fianna Fáil for gay marriage but finds a new champion in a Scottish colleague – and relief in Winning Streak.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - What NOT to do on your Lenten fast
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland tracks his colleague’s ‘progress’ with his sponsored fast – including an awkward incident with a chocolate Swiss roll…
# Eamon Gilmore
Gilmore: I'm not the invisible man
The Tánaiste said this morning that he has “never worked as hard in his life” and rejected claims that he has been invisible.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - On January boot camp for the boys
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland observes a morale-building exercise, complete with assault course and Dr James Reilly’s speech-giving techniques.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - The Three Wise(ish) Men
This Christmas Eve, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings his specially-extended version of the tale of The Three Wise Men… and an aubergine.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - on hiring housekeepers
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gets with the guidelines and indulges in a touch of “positive discrimination” when hiring for the clerical household.
Voices
Column: Cardinal Rules - on 'Endaism' (ignoring the worst-case scenario)
This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland contemplates the usefulness of looking on the bright side. Incessantly.