A quick look at probable casualties of the election. Whose demise will have you diving into a bowl of jelly and ice cream?
As Ireland goes to the polls we link the last ten days of Irish Independent coverage and an unprecedented front page in 1997 that made it all possible.
That “whingers” statement was the latest in long line of Alan Partridge style screw ups from a lacklustre Taoiseach that gets kept well out of public earshot by his handlers. One of our readers has jumped into the archives and come back with a string of further “Endaisms” to jog your memories ahead of the election. A dirty task, but sure someone has to do it.
The ICTU asked TDs if they’d sign up to a charter for fair conditions at work. Fine Gael, Renua and some Shane Rossites said no.
Anyone whoever daydreamed through a Leaving Cert history class might have some recall of Fine Gael’s origins in the fascist fancying Blueshirts. Well, here’s a selection box of five recent moments that show today’s apples haven’t fallen all that far from the xenophobia tree… 1. Emer Higgins. P.R. graduate and Rathcoole Councillor Emer Higgins of Fine Gael badly misjudged public opinion when she dropped a leaflet announcing that she … Read More
Mikey was a player once. He rolled with the big guys before everything went South. But even then, even when the high rollers wanted nothing to do with him, Mickey couldn’t be touched. He was a made man, a Wiseguy, a Goodfella and no matter what he does, you can’t touch a made man.
Fine Gael have chosen a photograph of a “ghost estate” to attack Fianna Fáil but they’ve shot themselves in the foot. Again.
Lucinda Creighton writes: I received a letter delivered by hand from Denis O’Brien effectively asking me keep to quiet and laden with strident attacks against my character.
Illustration: Angry Logic comics totally skewered the Nyardai in #rabble8. Would you like to see your work in rabble? Then get in touch. While Fine Gael politicians are immune from prosecution others get the 6am knock. Cellach takes a look at who’s calling the shots in political policing. Fired Retired Commissioner Martin Callinan’s former personal assistant Chief SuperNintendo Orla McPartlin ain’t one to take kindly to the … Read More
Mick Wallace has upset the cronies with more revelations on the “inner workings of this secret organisation” – NAMA. Addressing the hapless Enda Kenny at Leaders’ Questions today Wallace, who has done for NAMA what Catherine Murphy TD did for Irish Water, claimed that one NAMA insider provided favour for a developer in exchange for €15,000 in a bag. “There are many concerns, Taoiseach around the workings of NAMA. Cerebus … Read More