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2012: Good news in video

Good news, good deeds, great stuff.

LET’S FORGET ALL about any bad news in 2012 and concentrate on the good stuff.

Animal rescues, rappers, record-setting and sporting glory.

Here are some of our favourite moments:

The blind dog who was rescued from a pile of rubbish

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Heartbreaking but with a wonderful ending

The Irish man who swam across seven oceans

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West Cork man Steve Redmond swam seven open water channels for the Oceans7 challenge. Hero.

When Team Ireland returned home from the Olympics

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They did us proud.

Ireland’s incredible Paralympics team

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What a team.

The Cork rappers who owned Christmas

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They worked with rapper GMC.

The quadraplegic woman who learned how to power a robotic arm

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A truly incredible story.

Gardaí given their own Segways

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Just zooming around.

The Minister who couldn’t stop laughing

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A light moment in the Seanad.

The man who dressed up as a giraffe to do good deeds

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We salute him.

The dog who learned how to walk again

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Jasper the sausage dog was an animal miracle.

The Kildare boys who showed Ireland really has got talent

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Meet Shyand and Rob, just 16 and 11.

The puppy that was rescued from the rising tide

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Bam Bam gets rescued by a heroic sports instructor.

When the youngest TD told politicians to ‘chillax’

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They had it coming.

Gangnam Style encourages children to eat

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No wonder it’s the most popular video on YouTube.

Billy, the puppy who was saved from a puppy mill

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One of the best videos of the year.

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