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#Politicians

From TheJournal.ie They're all looking for your vote, but what should you ask politicians when they come to your door? Knock Knock
From TheJournal.ie TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today Wage Packet

TDs get a pay rise totalling nearly €1k today

The pay boost comes under the Public Service Stability Agreement which aims to restore public servant wages.

From TheJournal.ie Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office Complaints

Gap in law means watchdog can't probe complaints after a TD has left office

SIPO wants the law changed so it has the power to investigate complaints which come to light after a politician has left office.

From TheJournal.ie Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September Sex Abuse Claims

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs Transparency

Five officials sought 'cooling-off period' waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary Pay Up

Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary

The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.

From TheJournal.ie 'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs Ireland 2040

'D. R. A. F. T - not the final draft' - Taoiseach spells out his position in row with cross-party TDs

A number of politicians are angry there will not be a Dáil vote on the Ireland 2040 plan.

From TheJournal.ie 'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment' Abortion Referendum

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law Off The Road

'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law

Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.

From TheJournal.ie Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way House Of Cards

Would you like to work in Leinster House? A new apprenticeship programme could be on the way

Apprenticeships could be offered in parliamentary affairs, public administration and political communications.

Eh, so the US Congress hates women's shoulders, apparently

Open toed are also deemed “inappropriate”

Here's what happened when I asked every TD if they'd ever enjoyed a bag of cans

Do politicians enjoy bags of cans with the lads? The answers may surprise you.

9 times Irish politicians were actually kind of gas on Twitter

Credit where credit is due.

From TheJournal.ie Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament Breastfeeding

Politician makes Australian history as she becomes the first to breastfeed in parliament

Senator Larissa Waters fed her two-month-old daughter as she returned to work for the first time since giving birth.

From TheJournal.ie Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar Time Please

Pint of the black stuff the most popular drink in the Dáil bar

Since 2015, Guinness has been the most popular drink in the Dáil bar.

From TheJournal.ie And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were…. Drink Up

And the busiest nights for the Dáil bar this year were….

The Dáil bar made over €11,738.14 on the first day of the 32nd Dáil in March.

From TheJournal.ie "Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism Social Media

"Water off a duck's back": TD responds to barrage of online criticism

A Fine Gael senator has hit out against the level of abuse politicians receive online.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want to see our TDs dress better Dress Up

Most people want to see our TDs dress better

Dáil rules state members should dress “in a manner that reflects the dignity of the House”.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase Poll

Almost 90% of people think politicians should forgo their pay increase

TDs are set to see their wages restored by €2,700 in April and another €2,700 in January.

From TheJournal.ie What do politicians eat in Leinster House? What's On The Menu

What do politicians eat in Leinster House?

Roast beef, chilli and an Irish fry – they’re all up for grabs in Dáil Eireann.

From TheJournal.ie We shouldn't be asking why people voted to leave the EU, but why would people vote to stay Brexit

We shouldn't be asking why people voted to leave the EU, but why would people vote to stay

Dr Ciaran McCullagh argues that those who voted Remain made the wrong choice

From TheJournal.ie Britain is out of the EU: It might be the right time to plan that shopping trip to the North Brexit

Britain is out of the EU: It might be the right time to plan that shopping trip to the North

The pound is at its lowest point for thirty years, meaning shopping is now cheaper north of the border.

From TheJournal.ie "We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse Threats

"We will kill you": Irish politicians speak out against online abuse

John Halligan, Mairead McGuinness and Joan Burton have all spoken out today in various ways.

From TheJournal.ie These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about Ch-Ch-Changes

These are the other talks going on that you probably haven't heard much about

While government formation talks have been ongoing, another group are actually making a lot of progress.

From TheJournal.ie You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election Opinion

You risk blowing your savings on a lifetime supply of customised pens when you run for election

How much you spend on your campaign still plays a large role in determining whether you win a seat , writes Roslyn Fuller.

From TheJournal.ie 'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics Column

'Power is a drug': Alan Kelly's recent interview showed the true colours of Irish politics

We need more than narcissism and hubris in Irish politics, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges Trust Barometer

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Irish public are not sick of politics, they're actually sick of listening to politicians' Opinion

'The Irish public are not sick of politics, they're actually sick of listening to politicians'

Young people want to be more involved in making positive change happen in society, but they don’t know how to achieve this.

From TheJournal.ie This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders Disturbingly Sexy

This magazine questioned whether two female politicians were good looking enough to be leaders

The piece also said one of the reasons for Margaret Thatcher’s victory in 1975 was that lots of Tory backbenchers fancied her…

From TheJournal.ie US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it Sneaky

US politicians may be unknowingly using paper with the names of dead Iraqi civilians on it

Matt Kenyon has been smuggling the special micro-printed paper into their stationery supplies…

Scottish politicians brilliantly tried to win the support of this woman with free cake

Why don’t *our* politicians offer us free food?

From TheJournal.ie Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians Historic

Allegations of child sex abuse made against 76 British politicians

Police said there has been a surge in complaints against prominent public figures since the Jimmy Savile scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Female French journalists are fed up with lecherous politicians Get Your Paws Off Me

Female French journalists are fed up with lecherous politicians

Fed up with bawdy remarks and wandering hands, dozens of female French journalists have signed a petition denouncing sexism from male politicians.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland Behind The Bar

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills' Cost Of Living

Politicians 'don't understand the stress of having to pay bills'

Customers want simpler bills and exit fee options.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules' Lobbying

'Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules'

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered Dáil

Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered

Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 9 examples of politicians being clueless about the internet and technology Internets

Here are 9 examples of politicians being clueless about the internet and technology

“The internets is an amazing series of tubes that you should pay for” – elected officials.

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