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Sunday 19 August 2018

'Dev Og' could run for the Aras

IS Dev Og planning a run at the Aras?

Speculation is mounting that Eamon de Valera's grandson may be considering a run in the presidential election.

Eamon O Cuiv surprised many when he beat Brian Lenihan into third place in the Fianna Fail leadership battle.

Asked about the idea, FF parliamentary party chairman John Brown said: "Now that's a good idea."



Labour targets iPhone users

LABOUR has set its eyes on the iPhone generation.

Eamon Gilmore's party has become the first in Ireland to launch an app on iTunes.

The "Gilmore for Taoiseach" device allows users to keep tabs on Labour candidates in their area.

Users can also obtain contact details for candidates and follow Mr Gilmore's campaign appearances on a map of Ireland.



Confusion over Adams' title

GERRY Adams was the butt of jokes around Westminster after being appointed 'Baron of the Manor of Northstead'.

The Sinn Fein president was reported to have accepted the job in order to quit the House of Commons.

Prime Minister David Cameron told sniggering MPs that the staunch Republican had accepted the office. However, he later apologised after it emerged that after it emerged that Mr Adams had not accepted any such office.



Pensioner to make Dail bid

A PENSIONER who led a one-day boycott of Mass over the Catholic Church's treatment of women is to run for the Dail.

Jennifer Sleeman (81) doesn't intend to go canvassing because of her age but will be putting her name on the ballot paper.

Ms Sleeman was a founder member of the Green Party.

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