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Labour To Tax The Homeless? Budget 2013 Special Report [Video]

Labour To Tax The Homeless? Budget 2013 Special Report [Video]

We took our cameras and correspondent Al Porter to the streets of Dublin to talk about the up and coming budget 2013 and how it will affect the ordinary people…. Read more »

The Budget 2013 Drinking Game

The Budget 2013 Drinking Game

So, tomorrow’s the day the Budget is announced to us all. A gloomy and fearful day for many around the country – but it doesnt have to be that way…. Read more »

Donegal to Secede and Become Independent State

Donegal to Secede and Become Independent State

A few weeks ago was yet another referendum, this time for children’s rights. And like in other referendums, the only county to vote against it was Donegal…. Or as it… Read more »

Budget 2013 Preview | What Exactly You Need To Know

Budget 2013 Preview | What Exactly You Need To Know

This Wednesday, the Irish people will discover exactly what is in store for their finances when Budget 2013 is revealed. Here at ThePotato.ie, we’ve been keeping a close on on… Read more »

Medical Cards To Be Replaced With ‘Get Well Soon’ Cards

Medical Cards To Be Replaced With ‘Get Well Soon’ Cards

Next week’s budget will see the government scrape another €3 billion out of their spending, in order to continue making cuts to reach agreed targets with IMF/ECB. In another highly… Read more »

Children’s Confirmation Money To Be Targeted In Budget

Children’s Confirmation Money To Be Targeted In Budget

More leaked reports are coming out, ahead of next week’s crucial budget about proposed cuts and taxes coming in 2013. In an extreme move, Minister Noonan reportedly wants to tax Confirmation and… Read more »

Enda Kenny Signs Endorsement Deal With Durex

Enda Kenny Signs Endorsement Deal With Durex

It’s been a busy year for Enda Kenny. He’s made the cover of Time Magazine, been awarded European of the Year and now it appears he has been signed to… Read more »

Bono Launches Debt Forgiveness Campaign For Ireland

Bono Launches Debt Forgiveness Campaign For Ireland

U2 front man, Bono, has today announced the launch of his new campaign to help wipe out Ireland’s crippling debt levels.  The Dublin born musician has been extremely active in the past, helping 3rd… Read more »

Mick Wallace Signed By Assets Modelling Agency

Mick Wallace Signed By Assets Modelling Agency

Mick Wallace, TD and one of Ireland’s leading style icons for men, has just been revealed as the latest addition to the Assets Modelling Agency, with a reported 6 figure… Read more »

Gunman Attacks Dead People According To TheJournal.ie

Gunman Attacks Dead People According To TheJournal.ie

In a news report this moring, Irish website TheJournal.ie claim that Pakistani-born Mohammed Kasab, aged 25, attacks dead people – specifically people who have been executed. After doing some deeper research… Read more »

Gilmore Proposes New Tax On The Homeless

Gilmore Proposes New Tax On The Homeless

Labour party leader Eamon Gilmore has announced his plans to introduce new taxes ahead of the up coming budget, which is to be announced on December 5th. The government have been looking… Read more »

Think Contraception Johnny Arrested

Think Contraception Johnny Arrested

A long haired, bearded man, going by the name of “Johnny”, has been arrested by Gardaí after several serious complaints and allegations made against him. The man in question, is… Read more »

Ryanair To Purchase Dublin Bus

Ryanair To Purchase Dublin Bus

The government has announced this morning that it is to sell Dublin Bus, in a strategic sale of state assets to help with the country’s poor financial position. Dublin Bus,… Read more »

Israel-Gaza Conflict Actually New Derren Brown Show

Israel-Gaza Conflict Actually New Derren Brown Show

The Israel-Gaza conflict in the middle east, has flared up in recent days and seen an escalation of violence from both sides. The dispute has been going on since 1996,… Read more »

Male Porn Stars To Protest Over Wage Inequality

Male Porn Stars To Protest Over Wage Inequality

For years, the adult industry in the United States has been discriminating against it’s male workers. Reports claim, that male adult movie stars are paid on average, one third of… Read more »

HSE Boss Does Movember in Bid to Raise Funds

HSE Boss Does Movember in Bid to Raise Funds

In a effort to plug the €400 million deficit that the HSE has currently got, newly appointed boss Tony O’Brien has signed up to Movember in a bid to raise… Read more »

The Gathering To Go To Referendum

The Gathering To Go To Referendum

The Gathering 2013, is an effort by the Irish government to boost tourism and as they say on their site: “to showcase and share the very best of Irish culture,… Read more »

Ireland Vs Greece | Winner Gets Special Treatment From EU/IMF

Ireland Vs Greece | Winner Gets Special Treatment From EU/IMF

Tomorrow night’s international friendly could prove to be a turning point in either country’s struggling economies. Greece travel to Ireland (how they can afford to is anyone’s guess…) to take… Read more »

Enda Kenny Wins Prestigious Pavlov Award

Enda Kenny Wins Prestigious Pavlov Award

It’s been a positive number of weeks for An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Not has he been featured on the cover of Time Magazine, won the European Person of The Year… Read more »

0% Turnout of Children In Their Referendum

0% Turnout of Children In Their Referendum

This weekend saw the Children’s Referendum take place. The referendum have been the subject of controversy in the led up to it, after it was decided by the courts that… Read more »

Government Will Move Into Your House After Children’s Referendum

Government Will Move Into Your House After Children’s Referendum

As if times weren’t hard enough, it appears that the proposed children’s referendum, if passed, will mean the government will be moving into your house and become head of your family. They’ll… Read more »

5 Reasons Ireland Should Not Legalise Marijuana

5 Reasons Ireland Should Not Legalise Marijuana

Recently in the US, two states have legalised the use of Marijuana, for both recreational and medical use. Colorado and Washington have taken the steps towards legalisation, but still face a ton… Read more »

Irish Government Lose €150,000 On Euro-Millions

Irish Government Lose €150,000 On Euro-Millions

  More bad news for Minister of Finance Michael Noonan after none of the Governments Euro-Millions lottery numbers came up in tonight’s draw. The Minister had used funds from the country’s pension… Read more »

Irish Government To Play Tonight’s Euro-Millions

Irish Government To Play Tonight’s Euro-Millions

As part of the Governments plan to exit the bailout program in 2013, Minister of Finance Michael Noonan has issued a statement today outlining the government’s innovative plan to play tonight’s Euro-Millions. The… Read more »

Obama Blames Facebook For Financial Crisis

Obama Blames Facebook For Financial Crisis

In an election that’s all about the economy, US President Barak Obama has claimed that social media giant Facebook, is to blame entirely for the financial crisis around the world…. Read more »

Sean Quinn Cult To Participate in Mass Suicide

Sean Quinn Cult To Participate in Mass Suicide

Fermanagh fanatics of the fallen billionaire Sean Quinn are set to participate in a mass suicide in support of their heroic leader. The cult has been publicly demonstrating their support for the… Read more »

TROIKA To Remove Sundays From Irish Calender

TROIKA To Remove Sundays From Irish Calender

With Enda Kenny in talks with Angela Merkel over banking debts and the overall economic health of the Irish economy, a new measure, to be implemented in 2013 has emerged… Read more »

Abercrombie Shop Actually Psychology Experiment?

Abercrombie Shop Actually Psychology Experiment?

In an on going investigation being carried out by The Potato, evidence is emerging that the new Abercrombie Shop in Dublin is in fact a front for a detailed psychological experiment tracking… Read more »

Unfit Gardaí To Get Segways

Unfit Gardaí To Get Segways

Irish people are not renowned for their physical fitness. We know that and the world knows that. Now the Gardaí know it too.  Launched today was the new mode of transportation for… Read more »

Are Gays Intolerant Of Homophobes?

Are Gays Intolerant Of Homophobes?

The gay rights movement has been going since the early 60s, seeks to gain social equality and justice for everyone no matter what their sexual orientation is. Gays have been subjected to severe abuse… Read more »

TV3 Approach David McWilliams For Late Night Psychic Role

TV3 Approach David McWilliams For Late Night Psychic Role

David McWilliams the Irish economist, author and journalist has been approached by TV3 executives to join their Late Night Psychic team, The Potato can reveal today. McWilliams, who famously predicted… Read more »

Irish Defeat Part Of Bailout Agreement

Irish Defeat Part Of Bailout Agreement

The Irish football team yesterday night experienced the country’s worst ever home defeat to the European powerhouse of football that is Germany. The visitors destroyed the home team by 6-1 to top… Read more »

Violent Riots Secure Nobel Peace Prize For EU

Violent Riots Secure Nobel Peace Prize For EU

The Noble Peace Prize, which has been previously awarded to such people as the Dali Lama, Nelson Mandela, John Hume and David Trimble, has this year been awarded to the… Read more »

Enda Kenny Joins Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin

Enda Kenny Joins Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister has landed himself on the cover of Time magazine. The feature on the Irish leader showcases the improvement and impact that Enda Kenny has made… Read more »

Sponsor A Billionaire Today | Audio

Sponsor A Billionaire Today | Audio

Did you know, that every year in Ireland, more and more billionaires like Sean Quinn are tragically becoming petty millionaires, and some are even worth less. Billionaires are having to… Read more »

Dance Music To Be Banned After SHM Gig

Dance Music To Be Banned After SHM Gig

A report into the findings of the incidents that took place in the Phoenix Park during the Swedish House Mafia concert, has opened up the serious possibility that the playing… Read more »

5 Taxes They Won’t Be Telling You About

5 Taxes They Won’t Be Telling You About

With the new budget announced, we thought we’d share these taxes that the government won’t be telling you about (Because we just made them up…). But who knows what’s in store and what… Read more »

25 Things You Could Do With Your College Fees

25 Things You Could Do With Your College Fees

Rising college fees, reductions in grants and no jobs just starts to raise the question over the value of college! So, let’s say you don’t go to college, what would… Read more »

The Vincent Browne Drinking Game

The Vincent Browne Drinking Game

Anytime the household charge is mentioned, everyone has to sing “Our House, in the middle of our street”. Last one does a shot of jager. If #vinb asks a simple… Read more »

Rosanna Davison Sold To Germany To Reduce Bailout Cost

Rosanna Davison Sold To Germany To Reduce Bailout Cost

It has beenrevealed late last night, that a new proposal to cut the Irish economy’s banking debt has been welcomed by the German people and already having a positive effect… Read more »

Ireland | 10 Steps To Economic Recovery

Ireland | 10 Steps To Economic Recovery

Move over Shane Ross and David McWilliams. We’ve only gone and solved Ireland’s financial problems once and for all. Here’s our list of 10 steps Ireland can take to make… Read more »

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