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From TheJournal.ie Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it Poison Chalice

Simon and Leo beware - not everyone who inherits a country ends up enjoying it

Ruling a country without having been elected can be an endeavour fraught with danger.

From TheJournal.ie 'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP Brexit

'Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we'll do what we want' - Tory MP

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead What Now?

Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead

Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.

From TheJournal.ie 'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

'Better the devil you know': Winners, losers - and one for you to decide - from the political week

Scotland said No, Gordon Brown re-emerged, as did Alan Shatter, and Micheál Martin tied himself in knots.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps Heating Up

Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps

The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Former British PM Gordon Brown forgets that he is still a politician Awkward

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions NO NO NO

Watch: This former British prime minister doesn't want to answer any questions

Gordon Brown practically ran away from a journalist wanting to question him about fresh allegations concerning his former special advisor.

From TheJournal.ie UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits Surveillance

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits

The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.

Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings? Caught Rapid This post contains videos

Romney caught on tape... who else has fallen foul of hidden recordings?

Mitt Romney’s been caught rapid dismissing 47 per cent of American voters. Who else didn’t know the mic was on?

From TheJournal.ie Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron Hacking This post contains videos

Watch live: Leveson inquiry hears evidence from David Cameron

The inquiry set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World continues to receive witness testimony today.

From TheJournal.ie Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun Leveson

Leveson: Gordon Brown contradicts Murdoch, criticises The Sun

The former British Prime Minister kicked off a week of senior political witnesses at the inquiry into British media ethics which also heard from current Chancellor George Osborne.

From TheJournal.ie 7 things we learned from the Leveson inquiry this week Leveson

7 things we learned from the Leveson inquiry this week

From Rupert Murdoch’s TV favourites to David Cameron’s text message lessons…

From TheJournal.ie Leveson: Rupert Murdoch plays down political influence Leveson

Leveson: Rupert Murdoch plays down political influence

News Corp chairman told British inquiry into media ethics that it’s a myth he or his papers carry serious political sway.

From TheJournal.ie David Cameron may be called to face Leveson Inquiry Leveson

David Cameron may be called to face Leveson Inquiry

The prime minister, his predecessor, and the opposition leader are all expected to be called, the London Times has reported.

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes Whoops This post contains videos

Ms Piggy and Yo Blair: 5 of the best open-mic political gaffes

And one other that had far reaching implications for its protagonist: Brian Cowen…

BBC "considering legal options" against prank news website

news-bbc.net is an identical copy of the BBC News website – but includes three less-than-savoury fake stories.

From TheJournal.ie MPs to quiz cops on failure to investigate phone-hacking NOTW

MPs to quiz cops on failure to investigate phone-hacking

The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police will be grilled on why he chose not to reopen inquiries in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Take Five: Monday Take Five

Take Five: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In today’s 9 at 9: State funeral for Garret FitzGerald; final preparations for Obama; another volcanic eruption; elections in Spain; weak children; and the glory that was Leinster in Cardiff.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know before 9am including: Preparations underway for Obama visit; Garret FitzGerald to lie in repose in Dublin today; thousands protest in Spain; and the end of the world, or not.

From TheJournal.ie Gordon Brown accepts he made 'big mistakes' with the banks Banks

Gordon Brown accepts he made 'big mistakes' with the banks

The former British Prime Minister has taken some responsibility for the banking crisis, saying that his administration had not understood the situation they were faced with.

From TheJournal.ie The Seven Deadly Political Whodunits - books for Mary O'Rourke to draw inspiration from Political Whodunits

The Seven Deadly Political Whodunits - books for Mary O'Rourke to draw inspiration from

The outgoing TD says she will write a political tell all. But what should she be reading for inspiration?

Hip hop musical to chart the formation of UK coalition government

The musical will feature David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown and others rapping.

From TheJournal.ie Slideshow: Ten pivotal moments in the year of politics Review2010 This post contains images

Slideshow: Ten pivotal moments in the year of politics

Leadership coups that worked (and those which didn’t); politicians who resigned (and those who should have); diplomatic gambles that worked (and those that failed): 2010 had it all.

From TheJournal.ie New strain of the TB-GBs sweeping Britain Blair Book

New strain of the TB-GBs sweeping Britain

Blair’s memoirs are published today – and one relationship dominates the pages. Hint: it’s not the one between Tony and Cherie.