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# satire - Friday 21 October, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

Oct 21st 2011, 8:30 PM 10 Views 8 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

# satire - Friday 30 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus

Sep 30th 2011, 8:59 PM 3 Views 4 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has a house guest – a bearded young man who wears sandals and speaks in Biblical tones. It couldn’t be… could it?

# satire - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?
# The Onion
From The Daily Edge
# The Onion

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

Sep 29th 2011, 7:20 PM 3,204 Views 28 Comments

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

# satire - Friday 23 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign
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From The Daily Edge
# Satire

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign

Sep 23rd 2011, 8:30 PM 15 Views 41 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland is greeted by the Martin McGuinness supporters – but it all goes terribly wrong…

# satire - Monday 19 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – on the annual trip to Knock
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – on the annual trip to Knock

Sep 19th 2011, 7:00 PM 5 Views 5 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland brings the priests on their annual pilgrimage to the Mayo shrine. But is one of his clerical flock tempted by a (not ‘Our’) Lady?

# satire - Friday 2 September, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – On keeping the FF dream alive…
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – On keeping the FF dream alive…

Sep 2nd 2011, 7:00 PM 4 Views 1 Comment

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland blesses a new hotel for old pal and ex-Fianna Fáil TD Mattie O’Moore – and learns a little about humility and the value of the JobBridge scheme.

# satire - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – On tour with Il Papa
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – On tour with Il Papa

Aug 27th 2011, 12:00 PM 12 Views 8 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland heads to Madrid to see his Holiness work the crowd and find his inner rock star.

# satire - Friday 5 August, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – Croagh Patrick for purists
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – Croagh Patrick for purists

Aug 5th 2011, 7:00 PM 13 Views 10 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland details the trials of the recent Reek Sunday – where fun has started to ruin the penitential tradition beloved of (not) Bishop Brophy.

# satire - Friday 29 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – On defending Morrissey
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Column: Cardinal Rules – On defending Morrissey

Jul 29th 2011, 8:20 PM 41 Views 9 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has to play peacekeeper in the terrible row over Morrissey: “an undisputed genius” or “a big mountain of stupid”?

# satire - Friday 22 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes…
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes…

Jul 22nd 2011, 7:01 PM 146 Views 10 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland embarks on the annual parish pilgrimage… but will everyone get home safely?

# satire - Friday 15 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – The lesser-known story of Zacchaeus
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – The lesser-known story of Zacchaeus

Jul 15th 2011, 9:00 PM 518 Views 27 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland retells the tale of the short tax collector who climbed a fig tree to see Jesus – but wasn’t so hot on inviting Him back to the house for dinner…

# satire - Friday 8 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - Keep your Oxegen, we have Priestopalooza...
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Column: Cardinal Rules - Keep your Oxegen, we have Priestopalooza...

Jul 8th 2011, 5:19 PM 19 Views 7 Comments

The (not) Primate of All-Ireland has no intention of heading to Punchestown this weekend – he’s still recovering from a Declan Nerney-inspired stampede at the ‘Weekend for Jesus’ music and prayer festival…

# satire - Friday 1 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet

Jul 1st 2011, 7:00 PM 10 Views 4 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is drafted in to help his Holiness to get to grips with Twitter. “He receives a tweet from the Dalai Lama. ‘Dude,’ it says. We just ignore it.”

# satire - Friday 24 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest

Jun 24th 2011, 6:05 PM 8 Views 3 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland tries to mobilise The Bebo, The Twitter and The Facebook to protest against a “shocking” art exhibition.

# satire - Friday 17 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 28) - On my pal Padre Pio
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 28) - On my pal Padre Pio

Jun 17th 2011, 12:55 PM 14 Views 5 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland marks the anniversary of Padre Pio’s canonisation with his recollections of their boyhood friendship… and their caravan holiday in Tramore.

# satire - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail

Jun 11th 2011, 11:57 AM 15 Views 0 Comments

(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.

# satire - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter

Jun 5th 2011, 10:54 AM 4 Views 1 Comment

The Not Primate of All Ireland hands over the running of the newsletter to a colleague. Hilarity, inevitably, insues.

# satire - Friday 20 May, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen

May 20th 2011, 5:46 PM 27 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”

# satire - Friday 13 May, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 24) On the joy unconfined of watching Jedward
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 24) On the joy unconfined of watching Jedward

May 13th 2011, 3:12 PM 13 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland relates the excitement among the Fathers as they settled in for last night’s nailbiting Eurovision semi-final: “We decide to do the Rosary early to get it out of the way…”

# satire - Friday 6 May, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II

May 6th 2011, 10:23 AM 13 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.

# satire - Friday 29 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding
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From The Daily Edge
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding

Apr 29th 2011, 3:37 PM 38 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland gave us a blow-by-blow account of the action from (almost) inside Westminster Abbey.

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from the royal wedding From The Daily Edge
Live Apr 29th 2011, 12:30 PM

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from the royal wedding

# satire - Friday 22 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 21) A guide to Christian relics
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 21) A guide to Christian relics

Apr 22nd 2011, 7:39 PM 16 Views 1 Comment

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland presents his guide to the lesser-known Christian relics, such as the Holy Mallet and Saint Paul’s Hanky.

# satire - Friday 15 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 20) The Story of Derek
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 20) The Story of Derek

Apr 15th 2011, 7:28 PM 16 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland prepares us for Easter Week with the little-known story of Derek, the 13th – and possibly least-loved – apostle.

# satire - Friday 8 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 19. The news gospel according to Me.
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Column: Cardinal Rules Part 19. The news gospel according to Me.

Apr 8th 2011, 2:10 PM 55 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings us his take on the news stories of the past seven days. Gay cavemen, Kevin Myers and the discovery of a digital relic of St Therese – now THAT’s what he calls a headline.

# satire - Friday 1 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 18. Diary of a priest stuck in a confessional.
# Cardinal Rules
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Column: Cardinal Rules Part 18. Diary of a priest stuck in a confessional.

Apr 1st 2011, 4:23 PM 27 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings us exclusive extracts from Fr Brendan Phelan’s short but intense journal, Without Hope, about his five days locked in a confession box.

# satire - Friday 25 March, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 17. How to handle a scandal.
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Column: Cardinal Rules Part 17. How to handle a scandal.

Mar 25th 2011, 1:22 PM 7 Views 0 Comments

The (not) Primate of All Ireland imparts his hard-earned wisdom on how to cope with the fallout of scandalous revelations. Jazz hands are an important distraction tool.

# satire - Thursday 17 March, 2011

‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal
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From The Daily Edge
# Bunga Bunga Pizza

‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal

Mar 17th 2011, 6:30 AM 752 Views 0 Comments

The ‘spicy and wild pizza’ is a satirical comment on the alleged sex parties that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted at one of his villas.

# satire - Monday 14 March, 2011

Fox News falls for Islamic ban on padded bras hoax
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# Oops

Fox News falls for Islamic ban on padded bras hoax

Mar 14th 2011, 11:43 AM 10,586 Views 6 Comments

News organisation took satirical site’s story about push to ban padded bras because “they make the breasts look bigger and perky” as fact.

# satire - Saturday 25 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 6: On the birth of Jesus
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cardinal Rules Part 6: On the birth of Jesus

Dec 25th 2010, 7:31 AM 13 Views 0 Comments

The Not Primate of All-Ireland retells the story of the shepherds as they meet the awkwardly-titled Lamb of God.

# satire - Monday 20 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 5: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cardinal Rules Part 5: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Dec 20th 2010, 1:19 PM 4 Views 0 Comments

As Christmas 2010 draws close, (not) Cardinal Sean Brady shares his memories of a Christmas past.

# satire - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 4: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan
# Christmas
# Christmas

Cardinal Rules Part 4: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Dec 14th 2010, 1:51 PM 7 Views 0 Comments

To get you all into the festive spirit, our satirical columnist presents a pre-Christmas story from the Bible: The Visitation.

# satire - Monday 6 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 3: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan
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Cardinal Rules Part 3: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Dec 6th 2010, 6:48 PM 4 Views 0 Comments

In which our hero meditates on the nature of pain, suffering, sainthood – and concludes that Dermot Ahern is doing it all wrong.

# satire - Friday 26 November, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 2: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan
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Cardinal Rules Part 2: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Nov 26th 2010, 4:52 PM 2 Views 0 Comments

Paul Krugman might evoke Jonathan Swift, but our satirical columnist goes back to the much more recent future to explain what went wrong with the Irish economy.

# satire - Monday 22 November, 2010

Cardinal Rules: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan
# Satire
# Satire

Cardinal Rules: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Nov 22nd 2010, 9:34 AM 17 Views 0 Comments

The writer behind the satirical @CardinalBrady Twitter account casts an acerbic eye over Dick Roche’s recent media performances.