Martin and Varadkar pay tribute to Collins, shame his legacy

An Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar have paid tribute to Michael Collins in a special ceremony at Beal na Blaith to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of his death.

“Michael Collins was killed for standing up his convictions,” said Martin. “Thankfully that would not happen today, as we no longer require our politicians to have any. We just muddle through and get re-elected every five years without fixing anything.”

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Exclusive: TDs suggest alternative uses for €1m printer

Controversy continues to rage around the new €808,000 Dail printer, and the €236,000 of accompanying structural works, as TDs debate the best uses for a machine not due to enter public service until 2020.

     Down the Town News has obtained documentation from PAC with suggested alternative uses for the printer, while it waits to actually do what it was bought for. Edited highlights are below:

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