Category: Craic & Codology

HERE’S THE (TALL) STORY

Mary McAleese

Exclusive extracts from Mary McAleese’sautobiography November 1997: The whole of Ireland celebrates my astounding triumph as the first northern nationalist in Áras an Uachtaráin. There is general consensus that this is a momentous event. People such as Ghandi, JFK and Mandela come to mind. Only... Read more »

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ASSISTED DYING DEBATE GROWS

Alan Kelly

Labour leader Alan Kelly has angrily denied his support for the Right to Die Bill was prompted by the latest round of opinion polls. Sources close to Kelly claim he now realises his party has become a terrible burden on the Irish people and has... Read more »

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SICK MAN ENTERS HOSPITAL

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A man who claimed to be the President of the United States and who recently checked into the Wally Reed Hospital, carrying only a bottle of household disinfectant, continues to be the subject of wild speculation. A liar for the man (surely Lawyer? – Ed)... Read more »

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NEW MING OUTRAGE

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan

Ming Flanagan has been plunged into a fresh political controversy after sending a routine tweet about European parliamentary business. Though the tweet was subsequently deleted, screengrabs have circulated widely online. “Unfortunately, my account was hacked earlier,” explained Flanagan in a live video stream, in which... Read more »

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COVID-19 LATEST – NEW RESTRICTIONS IN DERRY AS PART OF ‘OPERATION LOCKJAW’

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Operation Lockjaw will see new restrictions placed on households and visitors in west and east Derry for the next three weeks. Citizens of the Waterside may only receive visitors representing the DUP and UUP. Members of the Progressive Unionist Party may also be permitted to... Read more »

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IT’S CURTAINS FOR US, SAYS ARTS INDUSTRY

Leo and Donnolly

Ireland’s arts and entertainment industries have warned that the sector may collapse unless the government changes its current approach to the industry. “Live theatre and music have been decimated by the restrictions and we’ve been getting no financial help,” said one promoter. “And now the... Read more »

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NEW PLAN FOR LIVING WITH FIANNA FÁIL

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New guidelines are to be published on how Ireland can live alongside Fianna Fáil for the next six to nine months. The comprehensive strategy is set to include five different levels, with the country to be put on level five – the highest level of... Read more »

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BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLIST REVEALED

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Some of the greatest works of fiction published in 2020 up for the top prize: Brexit Withdrawal Bill What was thought to be the final chapter in a long-running saga, turns out to only be a set-up to yet another, greater betrayal. Living With Covid... Read more »

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JOHN DELANEY’S BOOK REVIEW

Champagne Football

By John Delaney Some of you might have read this new ‘tell-all’ book about my supposed excesses during my time with the FAI. Well, it’s all hogwash! Any discerning reader will see that the whole enterprise is a witch hunt. True fans will know that... Read more »

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‘BREXIT BILL SHAMBLES NOT A SHAMBLES’ – BORIS

Boris Johnson

by Our Political Staff Noah Deal BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night lashed out at reports that the UK still intended to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement. “All this hysteria about yours truly flaunting international law and flying in the face of so-called trade... Read more »

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BIRD WATCH: GROWING AWARENESS OF DISAPPEARING HABITATS

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No 37: The Dublin drinking den These once proliferate shelters were long regarded as havens for a plethora of fowl company and fly-by-nights, including same owl bores, vulture-funders, complete bustards, loons, loud swallows and absolute tits. However, a controversial approach by government has seen policy... Read more »

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WORKING FROM HOME LATEST

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In what’s being described as a workplace revolution, many TDs won’t be remotely interested in what’s happening during the new Dáil term. Instead, they are expected to remain in their second homes and chalk up massive expenses during their occasional forays into Dublin. “It makes... Read more »

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CALCULATED GRADES TO BE USED FOR THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION

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By our political correspondent Max Pointz Taoiseach and former teacher Micheál Martin has announced that, following the relative success of calculated grades in messing up this year’s Leaving Cert results, the government intends to trial the controversial process for voting in the next general election.... Read more »

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DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Dublin Theatre Festival

To celebrate the launch of the Dublin Theatre Festival, Goldhawk previews some of the hottest performances at this year’s event Leo and Micheál Contemporary reworking of the tragic biblical tale of feuding siblings Cain and Abel. Two bloodless brothers fight it out for political dominance... Read more »

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DR LEO VARADKAR’S SURGERY

Leo Doctor

As we prepare to head into the flu season, as a medical professional – have I mentioned I’m a doctor as well as everybody’s fav pandemic taoiseach? – I have developed a special glossary to help explain some medical mumbo jumbo. Needle Implement used to... Read more »

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ACCUSED MEN OFFER ‘UNUSUAL DEFENCE’

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Johnson shouted “Up the RA” (Royal Academy? – Ed) as the men left court By our EU correspondent Hans Cuft Two accused men – Lewis Brandon and Bojo Johnson – from Parliament Street, Borris, Co Tipperary presented what the judge referred to as “a most... Read more »

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MAN REFUSES TO WEAR FACE MASK

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Exclusive to all tabloids A former rock musician who was in a Manchester band during the 1990s has complained that wearing a face mask is a violation of his civil liberties. Meanwhile, people who are worried about Covid-19 have reacted by trying to remember some... Read more »

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JENNIFER ZAMPARELLI’S OTHER DEBATE IDEAS

Jennifer Zamparelli

Charles Manson – good or bad? Ebola outbreaks – positive or negative? Genocide – are you for or against? Do I tweet too much rubbish – yes or no? Are RTÉ presenters overpaid – yes or definitely?

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CARTOONS 3818-02

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Wilbur - Gender work

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Kales - Instagrammable

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Keane - Brought a bottle

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Keyes - Karen

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Lennon - Food Records

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Mark Winter - Pub open

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McCabe - Pint and chaser

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Perival - Backstory

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Royston - Cultural

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Theo - On or off the record

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OZONE

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Keyes - Mairead do you golf

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GREEN SHOOTS WIDE OF THE MARK

Stephen Kenny

The FAI has praised the nascent revolution that is under way following Stephen Kenny’s first games in charge. An FAI spokesperson said of this new beginning, “Irish football has, for a long time, been perceived as straightforward and pragmatic to a fault – in short,... Read more »

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‘BUBBLES ARE WORKING,’ INSISTS FOLEY

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Minister for Education Norma Batty has insisted that bubbles are working, pointing to the government’s complete detachment from reality as an example. “Government TDs happily live in their own world and are totally isolated from everyday life,” she beamed. “I would go as far as... Read more »

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ENDA KENNY’S RAILWAY SERIES OUTLINED

Kenny

Week 1: Classic Back Tracking: How I switched directions on journeys like ‘Raising women’s rights with the Saudis’, ‘Army to protect banks’, ‘John McNulty appointment’ etc etc etc… Week 2: Rich Memories: The role and roll of the gravy train in Irish politics and how... Read more »

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