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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.

This is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Horse burgers, how politicians ignored on social media may suffer low self-esteem, and the possibility that Lance Armstrong may be telling the truth…

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why. Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Our nearest neighbour may leave the EU. Here’s why.

The bureaucracy, waste and profligacy of the EU repulses many people, writes Aaron McKenna – so is it any surprise the UK might want to exit?

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law Column

Aaron McKenna: Regulate social media? No – we need a free speech law

There are troubling restrictions on our free expression in Ireland. We should follow the US and give it explicit protection – even if that means some vitriol.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws Live This post contains videos

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws

Academics from NUIG, TCD and UL, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Law Library and a former Supreme Court judge will offer their thoughts to politicians today.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas told: 'Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies' Abortion

Oireachtas told: 'Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies'

Supreme Court rulings mean a foetus which cannot survive outside the womb does not possess ‘life’ under the constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings Abortion

Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings

The Bar Council has withdrawn from today’s hearings, saying it would be too hard to reflect its variety of views.

From TheJournal.ie 10 interesting moments from the Oireachtas hearings on abortion Abortion

10 interesting moments from the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Tuesday was one of the more interesting days in the world of Oireachtas committees. Here’s what’s happened in 10 quick points.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour Opinion

Column: Faction fights are sapping confidence in FG and Labour

The coalition partners appear more concerned with playing tug-of-war with each other than creating a new form of politics, writes Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff Fiscal Cliff

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

From TheJournal.ie Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air Abuse

Former Taoiseach says abusive tweets should not be read on air

John Bruton said that public anger at political decisions does not give people the right to abuse TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Vincent Browne announces his 2012 Political Awards Vincent Browne

Vincent Browne announces his 2012 Political Awards

James Reilly, Mary Lou McDonald and Mick Wallace were among the award winners.

From TheJournal.ie Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government Conflict

Keaveney criticises 'cynicism' of ministers over his voting against government

The Labout TD said ministers and party members were attempting to distract from problematic issues in the budget.

From TheJournal.ie Double victory for Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll Winning

Double victory for Fianna Fáil in latest opinion poll

The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll found Fianna Fáil support has risen by six percentage points – and Micheál Martin is now the most popular leader in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Dailwatch.ie launched, as 'political apathy is no longer an option' Ask A TD

Dailwatch.ie launched, as 'political apathy is no longer an option'

The website hopes to allow members of the public to ask politicians questions in a way that benefits both constituents and those who represent them.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politicians’ private lives make a difference. We should pay attention. Opinion

Column: Politicians’ private lives make a difference. We should pay attention.

Personalities can tell us about values – which is why we should follow what’s said and done behind closed doors, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.

From TheJournal.ie I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair Quiz This post contains images

I 'moustache' you a question: 23 Irish politicians and their facial hair

Can you guess which beard or moustache belongs to which Irish politician? Includes bonus Willie O’Dea.

8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...) Philandering This post contains videos

8 political playboys (or, they fancied they were...)

Political powerhouses who like to think they have women falling at their feet (and some actually did).

6 moments when politicians shed tears Dry Your Eyes Mate This post contains videos

6 moments when politicians shed tears

Strong steely-eyed or gooey inside, what way do you like your politicians?

8 politicians kicking up their heels Party Politics This post contains videos

8 politicians kicking up their heels

Hillary Clinton isn’t the only politician who has practised the ‘work hard, play hard’ motto…

From TheJournal.ie In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty? Referendum This post contains videos

In their own words: What do TDs think of the fiscal treaty?

All this week, an Oireachtas sub-committee has been discussing the fiscal compact treaty with academics, civil society leaders, and other politicians. Here’s what they made of it.

From TheJournal.ie Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square Athens

Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square

The retired pharmacist left a note linking his suicide with the country’s financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Gallery: Meet the 23 richest politicians in the world Rich List This post contains images

Gallery: Meet the 23 richest politicians in the world

Money, meet power. Power, money.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil One Year On This post contains videos

Paul Gogarty: I'm considering joining Fianna Fáil

Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty reflects on his life since losing his seat in last year’s general election.

From TheJournal.ie Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’ Politics

Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’

The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead Opinion

Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead

The financial crisis was sparked by a broken system. If we’re going to fix this we can’t leave it up to politicians, write Bronagh Geraghty and John Hughes.

From TheJournal.ie Uncollected Dublin bins could be "serious health hazard" Dáil

Uncollected Dublin bins could be "serious health hazard"

Opposition TDs have slammed the government for the ‘looming chaos’ if 18,000 bins aren’t collected in Dublin city.

From TheJournal.ie In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year TD Expenses

In full: 1 in 5 TDs claimed more than €50k in expenses last year

34 TDs in the 31st Dail claimed over €50,000 in expenses from the Oireachtas last year – here’s the full list.

From TheJournal.ie Trust Barometer rates media above government Trust This post contains videos This post contains images

Trust Barometer rates media above government

In pictures: the main findings of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year? Let Us Know

Open thread: What would you like to see happen in the Dáil this year?

Politicians are back in Leinster House today for the first Dáil session of 2012 – but what issues would you like to see them dealing with?

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Twitter an appropriate forum for politicians? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Twitter an appropriate forum for politicians?

In the wake of of various controversies over politicians’ tweets in the UK, we are asking should politicians leave the serious commentary out of Twitter?

From TheJournal.ie Wallace: "Huge disconnect" between some politicians and the real world Real World

Wallace: "Huge disconnect" between some politicians and the real world

Independent TD Mick Wallace said that it shocked him how many politicians “don’t know what it is like in the real world”.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: Who would be in your fantasy Cabinet? Open Thread

Open thread: Who would be in your fantasy Cabinet?

The Green Party is launching its new frontbench today, having picked grassroots members to provide opposition to the government. But if you had a chance, who would YOU choose for your ideal Cabinet?

From TheJournal.ie Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now House Calls

Senators exempt from Leinster House phone blocking... for now

Yesterday’s decision to block premium phone calls cannot be applied to Senators until they agree to a cap themselves.

From TheJournal.ie Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones No House Calls

Premium rate calls to be blocked from Leinster House telephones

Committee on Procedure and Privileges said it was “clear that facilities were being abused”.

Joe Biden joins Twitter...well, kind of @VP This post contains videos

Joe Biden joins Twitter...well, kind of

VP Joe Biden joins Twitter and tells the world he has nicknamed his wife “Dr. B”.

Facebook parties could be banned in Germany

Critics of the proposal to outlaw Facebook parties are curious as to how 19 million German users could be monitored.

From TheJournal.ie Data watchdog received 25 election-related complaints Data Protection

Data watchdog received 25 election-related complaints

Over two dozen members of the public have made official complaints after politicians tried to access their personal information.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis?

Peter Nyberg’s had his say. Now it’s your turn.