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'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter
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# Twitter Spat

'An attempt at humour': Leo has 'no regrets' over tweet to Brexit supporter

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:02 PM 51,878 Views 88 Comments

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach says he rarely does British media interviews as his points get skewed.

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke
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'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

Mar 31st 2017, 7:43 AM 30,411 Views 98 Comments

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'
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Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Feb 25th 2017, 8:00 PM 3,504 Views 112 Comments

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

What to watch on TV today: Not The RTÉ Guide Christmas special
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# Pass The Remote

What to watch on TV today: Not The RTÉ Guide Christmas special

Dec 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 19,686 Views 17 Comments

Settle in for a day of great telly.

This is how Facebook plans to make Messenger the focal point of your phone
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# So Chatty

This is how Facebook plans to make Messenger the focal point of your phone

Apr 13th 2016, 10:25 AM 15,406 Views 17 Comments

You’re going to hear a lot more about chatbots over the next few months.

Video: Messi 'watching' the trailer for Ronaldo's movie is brilliant
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Video: Messi 'watching' the trailer for Ronaldo's movie is brilliant

Oct 3rd 2015, 8:07 PM 13,458 Views 18 Comments

Take two minutes out of your day to give this a watch.

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour
# Ladies And Germs
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# Ladies And Germs

Microsoft is teaching a robot to have a sense of humour

Aug 11th 2015, 10:30 PM 6,949 Views 18 Comments

It’s to help The New Yorker sift through entries for its caption competition, but there’s a bigger reason behind it.

Moments in time: the making of modern Ireland*
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# History Redux

Moments in time: the making of modern Ireland*

Apr 6th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,920 Views 11 Comments

From Stone Age hipsters to Irish Potato. *Not all of it worked out well for us.

The 11 most popular DailyEdge.ie lists of 2014
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# Listapalooza

The 11 most popular DailyEdge.ie lists of 2014

Dec 26th 2014, 3:30 PM 12,358 Views 1 Comment

Yes, a list of lists. *head explodes*

11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014
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# Satire

11 Waterford Whispers headlines that sum up the year 2014

Dec 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 47,385 Views 19 Comments

Kim Kardashian Becomes Wedged In Ailwee Caves, and other classics from 2014.

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary
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# Social Welfare

Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary

Aug 9th 2014, 8:30 PM 43,258 Views 56 Comments

Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.

Opinion: Laughing our way to good male health – why we need humour in healing
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# Men's Health Week

Opinion: Laughing our way to good male health – why we need humour in healing

Jun 4th 2014, 7:30 PM 257 Views 21 Comments

Men take fewer preventive health measures and are less willing to seek medical help than women, but a little laughter goes a long way – even when getting a serious message across.

The science-backed reason you should watch stand-up comedy before a meeting
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# All The Lols

The science-backed reason you should watch stand-up comedy before a meeting

May 24th 2014, 4:30 PM 7,276 Views 5 Comments

Nope, it’s not a waste of your time, it’s training you to be more cognitively flexible (tell your boss!).

Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character
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# Equality

Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap 'The Centre' over portrayal of transgender character

Apr 9th 2014, 8:46 PM 21,867 Views 82 Comments

The petition says the show encourages “abuse of transgender people”.

RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom 'The Centre'
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# Hot Water

RTÉ receives 24 complaints over transgender character in new sitcom 'The Centre'

Mar 25th 2014, 8:15 PM 31,673 Views 78 Comments

The group TENI said the programme is a throwback to the dark ages of television and RTÉ should do better.

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.
# No Laughing Matter
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# No Laughing Matter

Column: Ban on all-male panel shows? Don't make me laugh.

Feb 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 241 Views 68 Comments

Quotas will never resolve the battle of the sexes. They’re regressive, counter-productive and a very short-sighted solution to gender representation, writes Lorraine Courtney.

This comes to pass, when a meme is born
# Forever Young
# Forever Young

This comes to pass, when a meme is born

Dec 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 7,452 Views 2 Comments

The 60-year-old girl has taken over the internet overnight.

Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan
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Column: What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan

Oct 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 272 Views 34 Comments

The stories you’ve heard about Afghanistan won’t prepare you for what the country is really like: its colour, culture, laughter and resilience is amazing, writes Maya Pastakia.

No cure for the Dáil: The week's news skewed
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No cure for the Dáil: The week's news skewed

Sep 21st 2013, 10:30 AM 6,720 Views 15 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: No bankers to be hurt in the making of inquiry; is the Pope a Catholic?

Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed
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Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed

Aug 24th 2013, 10:30 AM 5,497 Views 7 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Egypt despairs as Eamon Gilmore drafted in to heal divisions.

Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed
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Gangsters' dream of winning Rose of Tralee: The week's news skewed

Aug 17th 2013, 10:15 AM 10,285 Views 3 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Belmullet gardai seek help tracing their own movements; Bradley Manning apologises to Ryanair.

Dublin's most high security creche and annoying radio presenters: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

Dublin's most high security creche and annoying radio presenters: The week's news skewed

Aug 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 15,301 Views 7 Comments

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.

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*
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Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*

Aug 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,273 Views 9 Comments

*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.

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*
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Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*

Aug 8th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,728 Views 9 Comments

*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.

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*
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Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*

Aug 7th 2013, 10:30 AM 6,043 Views 8 Comments

*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.

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*
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Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*

Aug 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,327 Views 37 Comments

*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.

Orgasms and MacGill: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

Orgasms and MacGill: The week's news skewed

Aug 3rd 2013, 10:30 AM 10,416 Views 7 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: A groundshaking event at MacGill summer school, Paddy and Pat – the sequel; bankers defaulting on responsibility.

9 corporate Twitter accounts that aren't afraid of the craic
# Havin' The Twaic
# Havin' The Twaic

9 corporate Twitter accounts that aren't afraid of the craic

Jul 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 25,631 Views 20 Comments

Two of them have even engaged in a rap battle. On Twitter. A Twattle, if you will.

PAC chairman hoping to replace Cmmdr Hadfield, bring wife and son: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

PAC chairman hoping to replace Cmmdr Hadfield, bring wife and son: The week's news skewed

Jun 15th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,887 Views 1 Comment

Breaking via The Mire wire: Ireland wants to be ruled by the head of Gerry Adams and the clothed body of Rihanna.

The G8 loves it when you smile: The week's news skewed
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# Satire

The G8 loves it when you smile: The week's news skewed

Jun 8th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,720 Views 2 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: We’ll swap you Ulster Bank for the M50, scaring off the sun.

The burning question*: Are Penguins chocolate bars or biscuits?
# Dilemma
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Are Penguins chocolate bars or biscuits?

May 27th 2013, 2:30 PM 21,948 Views 72 Comments

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*
# Shatter Knows
# Shatter Knows

Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*

May 21st 2013, 2:31 PM 1,679 Views 1 Comment

*kind of.

What would scented underwear for Irish men smell like?
# Sniff Sniff
# Sniff Sniff

What would scented underwear for Irish men smell like?

May 8th 2013, 10:21 AM 5,622 Views 3 Comments

We’ve had a think about this (sadly) and come up with a few options.

James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed
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# Not The News

James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed

Apr 27th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,370 Views 10 Comments

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.”

Here is the week's news... skewed
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# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Apr 6th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,481 Views 1 Comment

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.

The best 404 error pages of any websites
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The best 404 error pages of any websites

Mar 30th 2013, 9:15 AM 22,098 Views 18 Comments

Most companies have boring 404 pages – but some use them to have a bit of fun.

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Mar 2nd 2013, 5:00 PM 3,940 Views 3 Comments

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.

Column: I have Asperger's and I like being "different"
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Column: I have Asperger's and I like being "different"

Feb 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 1,542 Views 142 Comments

Fionn Hamill is a young boy who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Here he explains why he loves the way he is and how he never wishes he was any different.

Here is the week's news... skewed
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# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Feb 23rd 2013, 5:00 PM 5,220 Views 10 Comments

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?

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Jan 26th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,174 Views 2 Comments

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.

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