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From TheJournal.ie Mary Harney named chancellor of UL Limerick

Mary Harney named chancellor of UL

The former Tánaiste will take up the appointment immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics Politician

Nigel Farage claims he is 'skint' and says there is no money in politics

In an interview with the UK Daily Mail, Farage talked about his personal life, relationships and how he can’t walk around outside on his own without fear of being attacked.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne Shaking Hand Of Dublin

WATCH: The 'rags to riches' story of Dublin's Alfie Byrne

Byrne was mayor of the city ten times.

From TheJournal.ie No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise Mo Money Mo Problems

No thanks! Government ministers have turned down a €12k pay rise

All eyes are on the remaining TDs now to see who will waive the increase.

From TheJournal.ie People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends Htin Kyaw

People power begins in Myanmar as military rule ends

Aung San Suu Kyi can’t be president, but a close friend of hers has taken the job.

A politician voted to close public toilets... then got caught peeing in the street

Looks like urine trouble, councillor.

From TheJournal.ie German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views Germany

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views

The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home Urine Trouble

Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home

The man was repairing a sink at a woman’s home when he grabbed a mug, urinated in it and then emptied it in the sink.

From TheJournal.ie He was Dublin's favourite politician... but today he's a 'forgotten hero' Secret History

He was Dublin's favourite politician... but today he's a 'forgotten hero'

He is described as a “truly self-made man and a heroic figure”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'?

Eamonn Coghlan and James Reilly both opened up about aspects of their private life yesterday. Would that sway you?

From TheJournal.ie 14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay Courageous

14 lovely reactions to Pat Carey's interview about being gay

The former Fianna Fáil minister spoke about his sexuality on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

A US politician wants to make wearing leggings 'indecent exposure'

Leggings just make him really uncomfortable, OK?

UKIP politician asks his Twitter followers to 'play Hello Kitty World' with him

He blames his five-year-old daughter for the gaffe. A LIKELY STORY.

7 of the weirdest moments from Alan Shatter's appearance on The Restaurant

The former Justice Minister, kicking it with some matzo balls.

The Tánaiste showed off his soccer skills with Brian Kerr today

A pair of head-the-balls. Literally.

From TheJournal.ie Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections Ready To Rumble

Clondalkin councillors say it would be 'fantastic' if Kenny Egan runs in the local elections

The Olympic silver medallist is considering running as a Fine Gael candidate after he was approached by Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

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 No Parking: Hillary Clinton gets hit with parking fine in London Fined

No Parking: Hillary Clinton gets hit with parking fine in London

If you do the crime, pay the fine Hillary.

From TheJournal.ie Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives) Investigation

Politician could face charges after he shoots himself in parliament (and survives)

Police said the Philippine politician shot himself in parliament, where firearms are banned, with a pistol whose permit had expired.

From TheJournal.ie Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis OLD WOUNDS

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis

The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.

From TheJournal.ie At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast Afghanistan

At least 14 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast

Reports say the bomber was wearing a police uniform. A senior local politician is believed to have died in the blast.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more Opinion

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like Read Me

Column: What a week in the life of a backbench TD looks like

Debates, meetings, touching base with constituents, heading up to Meath East by-election, organising sand bags, reading the newspapers and having words with his colleagues – Kevin Humphreys recounts his busy schedule this week.

From TheJournal.ie Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal Tensions

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

From TheJournal.ie Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research Hands Off

Mick Wallace: I'm keeping my €41,152 Leader's Allowance for research

The Wexford TD said that he would be at a disadvantage compared to all of the other TDs in the Dáil if he did not accept the allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare Opinion

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Is Berlusconi planning a comeback? Italy

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy' Opinion

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

From TheJournal.ie Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD One Year On This post contains videos

Do I regret accosting Bertie Ahern? Not at all, says first-time TD

Joan Collins, who verbally lashed Ahern on his final day in the Dáil, was reflecting on her first year as a TD.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Which of these professions do you trust least?

A new poll reveals doctors are the most trusted profession. But which profession do you trust least?