Category Archives: Irish current affairs

Ceann Comhairle pays tribute to Eamon Gilmore on his last question time as Labour leader

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has paid tribute in the Dáil to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore who had his last foreign affairs question time as leader of the Labour Party to an empty Dáil chamber. The only Labour sinner on hand to witness … Continue reading

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Niall Collins and the clemency letter

You will be reading a lot about Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins in the next few days. The 41-year-old Limerick TD and has landed himself in hot water because he wrote to a judge seeking leniency for a convicted drug … Continue reading

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Illustrating Adams

A cartoon focused twitter account called ‘Illustrated Gerry’ @GA_Illustrated has taken the bat shit twitter musings of Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams and visualised them. Reading Adams tweets sometimes leaves one wondering has he embarked on a Hunter S Thompson type of journey … Continue reading

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Is Ireland racist? The Waterford against Roma facebook page

The Roma community in Ireland have come under close scrutiny recently in Ireland. Thanks in no small part to Paul Connolly’s sensationalist brand of journalism. Gardai removed two blond children from their Roma parents because, as RTE reported, their “features, blond hair … Continue reading

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The Enda Shuffle

As a general rule; politicians dancing is a bad idea. Unperturbed, Enda Kenny decided to bust some moves to Pharrell Williams’ hit song Happy while attending the Bloom festival in Phoenix park yesterday. I expect dancing like you’re driving a … Continue reading

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The first rule of Gerry Adams Club is: You do not talk about Gerry Adams club

Sinn Féin are bit touchy about Gerry Adams lately. This text, sent by a member of the Sinn Féin UCC branch, read: “Lads, off the back of the news about Gerry Adams, members of the Cumann are NOT to make any statement … Continue reading

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Bertie’s digout to Fianna Fáil local election candidate backfires

You’d be forgiven for waking up this morning and thinking you’ve travelled back in time to the last decade. The big stories of the day are – Seanie Fitz of Anglo fame and the Irish Independent are reporting Bertie Ahern addressed … Continue reading

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TDs scheduled to ask Ministerial questions didn’t bother to show up (video)

Unbelievable scenes in Dáil. The Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Deputy Chairman) of Dáil Éireann, Michael Kitt, called the names of 15 TDs to ask almost 30 questions to Minister Bruton and none of them show up.

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Controversial John Waters quotes – Gay marriage, depression and bloggers

John Waters struck again today in an interview with The Sunday Indepedents Niamh Horan. He said “I don’t believe in depression. There’s no such thing. It’s an invention. It’s bullshit, it’s a cop out.” This is not the first time … Continue reading

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Neil Prendeville left feeling exposed again

Keith Barry, Irish mentalist (aren’t we all), hypnotist and magician took to twitter Facebook today to expose some churlish behaviour from Red FM’s Neil Prendeville. Kieth had just appeared on rival station Cork’s 96FM chatting with PJ Coogan. Keith got … Continue reading

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