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Entries Tagged as 'Politician'

And now for the rest of them…

April 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Irish Politics

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has relented and given up her pensions from the state until she has finished her term of office as a European Commissioner. So can we now name all the male politicians who are taking TD’s and Ministerial pensions whilst under the age of 66 and employed and ensure that they too ‘donate’ these […]


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The Gentleman’s Agreement and other controls

December 29th, 2009 · 14 Comments · Irish Media, Irish Politics

A slumber inspired rambling tangent on recent events. We now know that TV3 didn’t believe in it or stick by whatever the press office in the Department of Finance or Government Press Office asked for before Christmas. Some people, myself included, have difficulty in these agreements and the culture that surrounds them – ie.when a […]


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Iceland’s new prime minister – a sister?

January 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Lesbian, LGBT, Queer

In what would be a world first (in terms of an openly lesbian or gay politician) Johanna Sigurdardóttir, Iceland’s Minister for Social Affairs, has said she’s prepared to take on the post of Prime Minister if she feels that she has sufficient support. You may have heard that Iceland is bankrupt, has had riots recently […]


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