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10 of the most facepalm moments in Irish history

Oh, Ireland.

1. That time the government accidentally legalised yokes

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2. When Ireland decided to get rid of coppers… and raise the price of a stamp to 72c

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3. When UTV Ireland arrived and got rid of all the things we actually liked about ITV

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4. When a judge *actually* gave this ruling

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5. When Garth Brooks vs. Croke Park became an actual international incident and the Mexican ambassador had to get involved

Only in Ireland.

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6. This cover of Sindo Life Magazine that didn’t exactly… fit with the mood of the country

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7. That infamous Bertie in the Cupboard ad


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8. Two words: voting machines

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9. When Pat Kenny told Dawn French he’d give her ten grand not to get out of bed


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10. When Brendan O’Connor embarrassed us all in front of Pussy Riot

“Girls, girls, girls.”

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