Category: Craic & Codology

FG to go into coalition with Fine Gael

By Stephen ‘Phil’ Collins In an unexpected move that has shocked many political observers, the Fine Gael party yesterday announced plans to enter into a coalition arrangement with Fine Gael. “We have a very proud history of forming successful governments with other political groupings,” Enda... Read more »

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“Brexit shambles a great success” – Cameron

David Cameron

“…Yes, it’s an excellent result for Britain as well as the entire EU – and it’s all thanks primarily to the hard work of myself burning the midnight oil at both ends to completely transform Europe for everyone’s benefit (except for child allowances to foreign... Read more »

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Enda ‘didn’t know there was an election’, shock!

Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again rejected claims that he deliberately dodged appearing on RTE’s 6pm on the day he dissolved the Dáil, stating that “didn’t know there was an election on.” The Fine Gael leader insisted he had “no problem discussing anything in a public... Read more »

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RTÉ CLARIFY

Miriam O’Callaghan

RTÉ have clarified that their broadcasts on February 26 will feature coverage of the election as well as Miriam O’Callaghan. Speculation has grown that the election day output would consist solely of material based around the wildly popular mum of 43, but an RTÉ spokesman... Read more »

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Gerry Adams’ Valentine’s Message to Micheál Martin

With your balding head and Corky smileWe are like chalk and cheeseBut if mandating is your thingI’m up for giving us a fling So Marty, call me please

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Fear grips country as early polls predict a government will emerge!

A deep sense of increasing fear was rapidly spreading ac to power. “I’m petrified they won’t hold the lead and those Fianna Fáil b**tards will somehow sneak in,” said one Blueshirt supporter in Mayo. “I’m really scared the poll will prove accurate and the blue-short... Read more »

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ELECTION LEXICON

Cabinet: Thing you hide behind when a candidate comes round to the back door determined to see if you really are not at home.Constituent: Member of society known to harbour strong emotions of anger, disillusionment, cynicism and revenge.Candidate: Much smaller section of the population known... Read more »

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Demoralised Sinn Féin struggle to top poll

Gerry Adams

With the election just weeks away, discredited Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has very good reason to be dejected this weekend. The humiliated boss of his minority republican party seems certain to lead his team of losers to their best ever election result, according to... Read more »

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Kenny “will be involved in campaign”

Enda Kenny

by Our Political Staff – Mark O’Really Fine Gael strategists have angered some of the party’s TDs by confirming that Enda Kenny will continue to have a role in the election campaign. Party sources have said that Mr Kenny’s prominence in the election will be strictly... Read more »

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Party Facebook Roundup

     

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POLL OF POLL OF POLLS UPDATE

Compiled by Our Political Staff – Phil Inname    % of newspaper headlines taken up with election polls   % of pointless bar charts, graphs, diagrams stats, etc. on front pages   % of inside pages filled with other worthless graphics   % of readers who are not... Read more »

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ENDA’S ELECTION HITS

The Boss pays tribute to dead music stars on a special GE2016 record The Eagles – Hell Freezes Over (duet with Micheál Martin) The Eagles – One Of These Nights (with Martin Callinan) David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (with Lucinda Creighton) David Bowie – Changes... Read more »

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Election Poster Roundup

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AK47 SHOCK!

Labour have come under intense pressure to decommission Alan Kelly after the environment minister’s latest bizarre outburst. During a live interview on RTÉ television, Kelly declared that the time had come for him to “realise his destiny” and “lead mankind into the new Age of... Read more »

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A MESSAGE FROM ENDA KENNY

The general election is now in full swing and I know how much you’re all enjoying it. While the country has benefited from an economic upswing of late, it’s important not to forget the most vulnerable in our society – and rest assured, we are... Read more »

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Refugee Update

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WITH THE news that only 20 asylum seekers from 160,000 applied to live in Ireland, people are asking – what’s wrong with those 20 people? “They must be weirdoes,” said one commentator. “Why anyone would choose to come here is a mystery, they must be... Read more »

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THOSE IRISH OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Best Disaster Movie Actress: Joan Burton for The PollsBest Tragicomic Lead: Leo Varadkar for Health WatchBest Ignored Performance: Leinster Rugby team for Turning UpGreatest Animation Film: Teresa Mannion for Stay IndoorsBest Keep Silent Movie Director: Denis O’Brien for The LettersGreatest Grovelling Performance: Michael Noonan for... Read more »

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Putin pins blame on Steven Avery

RUSSIAN POLICE have made contact with the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department as they investigate the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006. The ex-KGB agent was poisoned and an inquiry in England found that Russian president Vladimir Putin ‘probably’ approved the assassination. But having... Read more »

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2016 Six Nations lexicon

Four-year cycle – Build up to World Cup disaster in 2019 Lions selection – Deciding who goes to New Zealand to get hammered by the All Blacks 22 – Number of fans left at Leinster games XV – Number of fans left at Munster games... Read more »

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MARY HANAFIN UNCOVERED

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IN MEMORY OF GLENN FREY

Phoenix BW

So farewell then Glenn FreyGuitarist with the EaglesYou soared so highMy dad says he saw you Backstage in 1974 As a teen He swears it was the best Fight He has ever seen

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Palin’s pro-Trump speech

“Hey! Right! Hallelujah! Let’s hear it for Donny Trump. Yessiree! It’s so good to be right here with all you God-fearing Republican folk in Red Neck, Arizona. Yeah – let’s shoot some turkey. Welcome to my world. It’s a darn sight safer with Donald here... Read more »

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Tennis rocked by new scandal

The world of sport was reeling last night as fresh claims emerged that dozens of players in the upper echelons of tennis may be under the influence of “massive doses” of a performance boosting substance during matches. Many of the game’s household names are said... Read more »

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ALL-PURPOSE ELECTION LEAFLET

Pictured during my recent successful trade trip to Tokyo

Dear constituent You may not remember me – I last called to your door five years ago. As I recall, you weren’t in on that occasion either. Since being elected as your TD, I have been active in a number of key areas, including climate... Read more »

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REASONS ENDA KENNY HASN’T CALLED THE ELECTION YET

Enda Kenny

Not used to doing something without being instructed first by Angela Merkel Still has to finish season five of Homeland Can’t work up nerve to defend austerity Too excited about Guns N’ Roses reunion Still room for more bullshit in manifesto        ... Read more »

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FORM A GOVERNMENT

Advertisement  It’s the bored game no one’s talking about! In this exciting new game, you play a highly-paid party adviser with one challenge – forming a government in the aftermath of the election, at any cost! Use your negotiating skills to come to the best... Read more »

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PLANET 9 UPDATE

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Louth County Council says it is “following with interest” reports of a possible ‘ninth planet’ existing in Earth’s solar system, as it attempts to relocate Traveller families it recently evicted. Said a council spokesman, “Certainly the planet would seem to provide ample space for play... Read more »

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Fitzgerald calls for calm

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has called for “reason and calm” amidst the ongoing controversy over GSOC and gardaí accessing journalists’ phone records. “We need a proper perspective here,” the minister is alleged to have told a close friend on the phone, according to a man... Read more »

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Apartment Wanted

Apartment measuring 15 sq m. Bed must be no more than 5cm from door, and ceiling no more than 4ft from floor. Contact Alan at Dept of Environment.  

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O’Sullivan reassures on phone records

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In her latest bid to allay public concerns over access to phone records by gardaí and other state bodies, Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has insisted that her organisation would only access private citizens’ records “in cases of extreme necessity”. “An Garda Síochána has no interest... Read more »

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The David Bowie I didn’t know

Like everyone else who didn’t know David Bowie, I knew him in a very special way that can only happen by knowing someone intimately through his music. To me, of course, the kind of relationship I shared with David was all the more meaningful for... Read more »

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More GSOC revelations

GSOC agents who snooped on a number of Independent News & Media journalists came across a plot to flood the front pages with the latest celebrity gossip that ‘you need to know’. Expecting to uncover details of hidden political agendas, the agents were shocked to... Read more »

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“My phone was not hacked,” admits shocked journalist

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by Our Security Staff, Conor Doolally A prominent journalist who cannot be named for legal reasons admitted last night that his telephone had not been hacked by gardaí at any stage over the past year. “When I found myself not being arrested at dawn, I immediately... Read more »

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NO CUTS TO ELECTION SPENDING, ASSURES TAOISEACH

As the election nears, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has assured voters that there will be no cuts to campaign spending by the Fine Gael party. “We have a modest E2bn war-chest and we’ll be using it wisely,” said Mr Kenny. “People can rest assured that there... Read more »

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