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50 of the most iconic Irish moments since 2010

Isn’t it iconic?

1. Eoin, did u collect the eggs

2. When Twink‘s dog Teddy Bear was stolen and she coined the phrase “crying like walruses”. (See also: when the country learned that Twink has a dog named Berite Ahern.)

3. When Pat Kenny barked “Cheap shot! Cheap shot! Cheap shot! Cheap shot!” at Sinn Fein’s Eoin Ó Broin.

4. When Jonah Hill asked Ryan Tubridy if he was nervous. “Are you nervous? You seem a little nervous.”

5. This tweet from Gerald Kean.


6. When Vincent Browne straight up barged into Gorse Hill and tried to convince all the other journalists to join him. “Come on in, lads! Don’t be pathetic!”

7.  The entire Garth Gates debacle of 2014 and, more specifically, the intervention of the Mexican ambassador.

8. When a lad named Deano went on The Late Late Show and declared that he was “feeling exotic”.

9. When Joan Burton fell out of a boat while inspecting the floods in Cork.

10. That time Brian McFadden challenged ISIS to go mano a mano with him. 

11. When the New Orleans Rose was proposed to on live television and said, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no…”

12. Sharon Ní Bheoláin’s “wouldn’t be for me” face.

13. When Rosanna Davison released a statement on gluten entitled My Statement on Gluten.

14. When Dani from Fade Street got the “train from Wexford” into Heuston. Sure you did, girl.

15. When George Hook grabbed his crotch during a hip-hop dance routine on The Late Late Show.

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16. Don’t! Make! Unnecessary! Journeys!

17. The resurgence of Pintman Paddy Losty!

18. Pint baby!

19. Mick Wallace wearing a vest in the Dáil.

20. “You dropped your sheet.”

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22. And President Michael D. Higgins’ lovely up-out-of-his-seat celebration.

23. Merry Irish fans singing World Of Our Own on the streets of France.


25. When the boys in green beat Germany and Justin Bieber posted a video of them listening to What Do You Mean?

26. That time Jedward got stranded on a sandbank in Malahide and had to be rescued by the coastguard.

27. When *Evelyn Cusack* was the surprise guest on The Toy Show.

28.  When Brian O’Driscoll was caught rapid partying while supposedly on a “very important business trip”…

29. And he had to bring home a massive Toblerone for Amy Huberman as part of his penance.

30. When Ireland said “Tá” <3

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31. “Hey Mick, you don’t know anything about looking after pigs, do you?”

32. When Brendan O’Connor interviewed Pussy Riot and they weren’t having any of it. 

33.  “Close the eyes and pull like a dog.”

34. Alan Shatter inadvertently becoming the country’s most well known erotica writer.

35. When Linda Martin sang “the song of the summer” on The Saturday Night Show. Like the legend of the phoenix…


36. When Dublin’s Bryan Cullen uttered the immortal line, “See you all in Coppers” to a packed Croke Park.

37. That photo of Shane Ross, Amanda Brunker and a feather boa.

38. When John Spillane and The Sugarhill Gang teamed up for a cover of Óró Sé do Beatha ‘Bhaile on The Late Late Show.

39. “F**k your Honda Civic, I’ve a horse outside.”

40. This series of tweets from RTE’s Ingrid Miley.

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41. Aengus Mac Grianna getting caught doing his face on the news.

42. “It’s only five eggs per bloke per day.”

43. That time a farmer from Carlow wore a weed hat on the Six One.

44. When Conor McGregor tweeted, “Thanks for the cheese.”

45. This “boom is back” cover of Life Magazine.


46. “I’m popping out in the Punto, anyone want a soft drink?”

47. That time Bressie was beat up by a seagull.

48. When Bosco showed up in The George on the day of the marriage equality referendum.

49. Leo Varadkar’s Love Actually gaffe in 10 Downing Street.

50. The John Giles/Eamon Dunphy Cadbury’s ad <3


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