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From TheJournal.ie Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

Four TDs are going to see what it's like to live on social welfare

For one week, politicians will see first-hand what it takes to live on social welfare payments as part of a new TV3 series.

From TheJournal.ie "The water has frozen my brain": The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today Cold Cold Water

"The water has frozen my brain": The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today

A TD, a senator and the Lord Mayor all took the plunge in Dublin today. Somehow they all managed to stick to parliamentary language, post-deluge….

13 ways in which Irish politicians are just like us when it comes to Twitter

They, too, enjoy puppies and memes.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Gender, geography, age – focus on everything but quality in government reshuffle Reshuffle

Aaron McKenna: Gender, geography, age – focus on everything but quality in government reshuffle

Conspicuously absent from the talk about the reshuffle was an evaluation of intelligence, skills, capabilities or temperament.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland' Garden Party

President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland'

He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.

From TheJournal.ie Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private) Banking Collapse

Banking inquiry committee to meet again today (in private)

They said they will be discussing the scope of the inquiry, the risks associated with it and the time scale.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon RIP

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon spent 14 years in prison for an IRA bombing that he played no part in.

From TheJournal.ie Local politicians seek meeting with Bausch and Lomb over job loss threat Waterford

Local politicians seek meeting with Bausch and Lomb over job loss threat

Last week workers were told they could either take a 20 per cent pay cut, with 200 redundancies in the company, or the plant would be closed.

From TheJournal.ie What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help Elections 2014

What's going on in Elections 2014? We're here to help

All the information you need in one handy widget. You’re welcome.

Been patronised on the doorstep? You're not alone

“Is your mammy or daddy home?”

Headline of the weekend: politicians are a "pile of f**king sh*ts"

An eightysomething tells it like it is.

There's a blog celebrating Ireland's ridiest election candidates

Hot politicians in YOUR area want to chat with you. Really, they do. They’re up for election.

From TheJournal.ie 7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie Invaluable Advice

7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie

Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.

8 people who ruin your day

They’re lurking round every corner, in every lift, at every checkout.

David Cameron responds to Patrick Stewart's Twitter slag

Sadly, it’s not funny at all. Poor Dave.

From TheJournal.ie There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI Girl Power

There are 6 ways to make the Oireachtas more women friendly, says NWCI

Maternity leave, working hours and acceptable behaviours are all things that need to be tackled, finds research.

From TheJournal.ie The EU's message to Ireland: 'Do more to punish corruption more quickly' Wheels Of Justice

The EU's message to Ireland: 'Do more to punish corruption more quickly'

A new EU report also found that Irish people feel that corruption is more widespread in their country than the average European.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem Davos

Denis O'Brien believes politicians are the economy's biggest problem

The 55-year-old was speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum this week.

From TheJournal.ie Embarrassed UK politicians condemn their 11 per cent pay rise Awkward

Embarrassed UK politicians condemn their 11 per cent pay rise

One government minister denounced the proposed increase as “wholly inappropriate” – but there’s not a lot MPs can do about it.

From TheJournal.ie 21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show Dedicated Followers This post contains images

21 pictures of TDs and Senators taking part in a fashion show

A hat shaped like a flower, an illuminous golfer and a Minister’s strut. The Shelbourne Hotel had it all last night.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I petitioned to stop politicians promising the moon and stars Opinion
From TheJournal.ie Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it? Opinion

Column: The Celtic Tiger mauled Ireland, so why are NI politicians trying to mimic it?

The fascination some politicians in Northern Ireland have with the Republic’s boom years is creating some strange political bedfellows and confusing policies, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council Anti-trafficking Day

Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council

340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.

From TheJournal.ie Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad Opinion

Declan Ganley: "Fewer politicians" is not an argument for getting rid of Seanad

“The constitution did not make it a retirement home for failed politicians and a creche for aspiring ones – the political class did.”

From TheJournal.ie What John Waters did during his time in prison: The week's news skewed Not The News

What John Waters did during his time in prison: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Sean O’Rourke and Pat Kenny to wrestle, homeowner professes their love for Permanent TSB, and bankers mistreat their politicians.

9 things Irish people love being melodramatic about...

…in addition to the weather.

From TheJournal.ie Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week's news skewed Not The News

Dirty Dancing in the Dáil: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Late night Dáil party nearly ends in abortion and a cartographer worries that Lucinda Creighton may disappear right off the map.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil bar be closed?

The passing of the X Case legislation has raised questions about the appropriateness of the Dáil bar serving until the early hours. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light? Read Me

Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light?

George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are just some of the famous people to be immortalised on film, but is it ever possible to give a balanced portrayal of a person? Darren Mooney writes about the challenging world of the bioepic.

From TheJournal.ie Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently? Opinion

Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?

After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations Tfmr

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

During a meeting at Leinster House this afternoon, two TDs revealed they had children who were “incompatible with life”.

From TheJournal.ie 6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings Legislation

6 interesting moments from the final day of the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The final day of the three-day hearing saw legal experts teasing out some of the most intricate detail in the draft legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim Opinion

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal? Opinion

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians Philippines

Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians

The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.

Did you know there was an Irish version of There's Something About Mary?

It exists, and it’s a wonder.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre Gun Control

Connecticut passes 'toughest gun law in the US' after Sandy Hook massacre

Connecticut is set to become the third state to vote in new gun control rules following the Newtown shooting.

From TheJournal.ie Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality Pensions

Column: TDs’ pensions should reflect Ireland’s economic reality

Politicians are just the same as other public servants – and their expenses should be reduced in line with the sacrifices being made across the country, writes Sarah O’Neill.