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# Next best thing
Three Labour ministers who lost their Dáil seats are going for the Seanad
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Kevin Humphreys and Ged Nash are all seeking a Leinster House comeback.
# Cyberbullying
'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'
Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.
I've seen more than my fair share of abuse online, but Lorraine Higgins' bill isn't the answer
The abuse Senator Higgins has received is utterly unacceptable, but her solution is ill conceived, writes Tom Murphy of
# Freedom of Speech
Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill
Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.
# Death Threats
Senator cracks down on cyberbullying after being told she'd be 'hatcheted in the face'
Lorraine Higgins was also told she should have been aborted.
# Threats
Senator told her head would be ripped off and shoved 'where the sun don't shine'
Lorraine Higgins said she believes the threat was a direct result of comments she made about jailed water protesters on Prime Time.
# clear as mud
Does missing the Irish Water deadline mean no €100 grant? A lot of people weren't clear on Monday...
There was widespread confusion about whether those who did not register by the Monday midnight deadline would qualify for the water conservation grant.
# Galway
Investigation launched after thousands of personal documents found on side of road
Confidential documents were scattered on the Tuam to Athenry road.
# simon says
A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour
A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.
A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week
Lorraine Higgins is worried that water protests and other incidents will damage Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.
# Death Threats
Labour Senator deletes Facebook page after being told she 'should have been aborted'
Lorraine Higgins also received death threats.
# 8th amendment
These Labour TDs and Senators think we should have another abortion referendum
There are growing calls for repeal of the 8th Amendment.
# death Threat
'Hatchet' threat against MEP candidate to be examined --- Rabbitte
Labour senator Lorraine Higgins was told she would be “hatcheted in the face” during the recent European election campaign.
# death Threat
Senator: I was told I'd be hatcheted in the face as a way of murdering me
Labour senator Lorraine Higgins claims she has been subjected to a death threat on her Facebook page.
# Election 2014
Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West
The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.
# Ah here
The politician parking scandal intensifies
Come on now!
# Abortion
MEP hopeful says she will report poster vandalism to gardaí
Lorraine Higgins’s posters were defaced with the message ‘Pro Abort’.
# Election 2014
Rónán Mullen dancing to Pharrell and 5 other slightly odd campaign videos
The campaign trail is proving to be an increasingly odd place to be.
# Labour Pains
Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.
# Election 2014
Labour European elections candidate: 'The EU isn't a retirement ground'
Lorraine Higgins is running in the Midlands North-West elections for the EU Parliament.
# Election 2014
Here's who could run for Fine Gael in Ireland South now John Bryan has ruled himself out
The former IFA president’s surprise decision not to seek the Fine Gael nomination leaves the party examining other options.
# technical glitch
Ulster Bank: petition calls for free banking until 2013
A cross-party petition signed by almost 100 Oireachtas members was delivered to Ulster Bank today.
# Women in Politics
Women of the west urged to take first step into political life
The Women for Election Galway Inspire event kicked off this morning.
# Debts
Senator: Bank workers should be taught suicide awareness
Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said that banks have “moral and legal responsibilities to customers”, who may be under “untold pressure” to repay debts.
# Seanad Éireann
President's husband among Taoiseach's 11 Seanad nominees
Dr Martin McAleese will become a member of the new Seanad – as will Eamon Coughlan and Fiach MacConghail.
# GE11
Daily Fix: Monday
The latest highlights from the campaign trail – including: who’s the fairest of them all?