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25 good things that have happened since the last budget

No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.

IT CAN BE difficult to be positive around budget time.  The news seems to be all bad, and lots of people question why they even live here anymore.

Having said that, life does go on and happy things continue to happen.  Like all of these things, which have happened in the period since the last budget.

We had an actual Summer filled with sunshine

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Animals Getting Too Hot Mark Stedman Mark Stedman

Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll had a baby

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Undoubtedly a superior human being.

Breaking Bad gave us some of the best television of all time


Tayto chocolate came into existence


Whether you liked it or not is immaterial. What’s important is that we finally had an answer to the age old question of what it might be like to have a product like this.

Commander Hadfield made us all feel special with his tweets from space

tweetinirish Twitter / Cmdr_Hadfield Twitter / Cmdr_Hadfield / Cmdr_Hadfield

HMV came back to us

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This poor tourist gave us a laugh

Georgie Casey

Lovely hurling

Anthony Nash score's his side's first goal ©INPHO / Donall Farmer ©INPHO / Donall Farmer / Donall Farmer

Shane Dowling celebrates at the final whistle ©INPHO / Lorraine O'Sullivan ©INPHO / Lorraine O'Sullivan / Lorraine O'Sullivan

The Clare team celebrate ©INPHO / James Crombie ©INPHO / James Crombie / James Crombie



Aengus MacGrianna became Ireland’s favourite newsreader

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Kanye’s tweeted this to Jimmy Kimmel


The Junior Cert exam gave us gtúit


An attempt to be down with the kids resulted in lots of scoffing over the Summer.

This donkey photobombed the weather


The Rose of Tralee proposal

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Colaiste Lurgan sang loads of pop songs as Gaeilge

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A farmer built a waterslide to keep his pigs cool

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Conor McGregor entered the UFC and won his first two fights

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All the while modelling a stunning beard and saying gas things.

Conor McGregor

Zach Braff learned about shifting


This ‘demon cat’ told Caroline to go away

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‘He’ll jump on you Caroline!’

The cronut, ramenburger and pizzaburger

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pizza-7 Facebook / Boston Pizza Facebook / Boston Pizza / Boston Pizza

Bruce Springsteen took over Kilkenny

bruce Twitter / Springsteen_ire Twitter / Springsteen_ire / Springsteen_ire

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This deadly demonstration of Irishness


And this one…

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Oh, and this…

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And of course this…


So, while today may be tough, and you may be fed up, there are still good times ahead.

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