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# Not the News
Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…
# Not the News
Taoiseach calls on Government to 'look busy': The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: FAI looks for a manager who speaks English, Obama considers what to do about the Seanad, and Dáil reform ‘completely unnecessary’.
# 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.
# Not the News
Brian Cowen still can't believe he was Taoiseach: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Lack of jobs causing unemployment and ‘ordinary man’ survives bus trip into town.
# Not the News
Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Egypt despairs as Eamon Gilmore drafted in to heal divisions.
# Not the News
Dublin's most high security creche and annoying radio presenters: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Support grows for a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail-Labour-Sinn Féin-everyone else coalition and Dubliners terrorised by buses roaming the city.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*
*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2012*
*The events of 2012 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2011*
*The events of 2011 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2010*
*The events of 2010 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Satire
Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2009*
*The events of 2009 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# Not the News
Orgasms and MacGill: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A groundshaking event at MacGill summer school, Paddy and Pat – the sequel; bankers defaulting on responsibility.
# Not the News
Royal baby offered place in Irish creche: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Diplomatic incidents over British Prince George, HSE tells everyone to lighten up.
# 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.
# ortolan
One from the satire archive: The 85 Billion Euro Man
Still reeling from the Anglo Tapes? We recall a clairvoyant extract from satirical novel, The Eighty-Five Billion Dollar Man.
# Not the News
Reillyland declared not in recession: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish getting better at racism, taking bankers to a long lunch, loving Anglo.
# Not the News
PAC chairman hoping to replace Cmmdr Hadfield, bring wife and son: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Ireland wants to be ruled by the head of Gerry Adams and the clothed body of Rihanna.
# Not the News
Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Dáil beauty pageant causes tensions, Taoiseach and Greek PM hold shortest discussions ever, and laughter at SIPO…
# Not the News
Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.
# Not the News
James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: “I was delighted when I heard we were getting a new political party,” a man on a bus in Rialto said. “Then I heard there were TDs in it.”
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Kim Jong-Un clings on to his place in the Dáil Technical Group, pointing Phil Hogan at North Korea and Ireland nominated by troika for fantasy government awards.
# current affairs
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via TheMire wire: Government concern over threesomes, Gardaí to be microchipped – and how Uzis could have prevented the bailout…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Rodents’ emigration plans thwarted; Revenue Commissioners get seriously serious; smart economy passes away in Leinster House.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Gerry’s teddy all the talk in toy town; today’s marginalised looking forward to a State apology in 2063; cé hé Micheál Martin?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Donkey meat disgusts horse meat eaters; Pat Rabbitte’s Valentine to himself; retirement advice from an ex-Pope.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish phrases that could confuses visitors for The Gathering, Clare Daly’s ‘house’ measure, and disoriented man could be member of government…
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Obesity helping the recliner chair-smuggling business; rural drinking a lifeline for rural Garda stations; GAA jealous of soccer ball boy phenomenon.
# Not the News
This is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.
# Not the News
This is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Employed people get the Pat Kenny jitters; newspapers to save the interweb; Irish people want to be Swiss.
# Not the News
The Mire's review of the year's news... skewed
Government response to Anonymous cheers everyone up; Heathrow goes green; Irish people want to escape to prisons; Love/Hate Christmas special: This was 2012 according to The Mire
# not the new
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Ice-cream for children’s votes? Tayto Park as possible children’s hospital site? European ‘Rear of the Year’ award for the Taoiseach?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Suing for the right to piddle in peace; bank begs people not to pay cash; Enda upstages Rosanna.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Kilkenny residents told they have to live beside Phil Hogan; Mars rover finds primary care centres on the red planet.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: James Reilly wins international comedy award; mystery as man found in Dublin “without a care in the world”; Rosanna’s breasts issue complaint.
# 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…