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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

Summer Heat in Howth. Yaniv Yerushalmi an Source: Mark Stedman

Good Sunny Weather Heatwaves Source: Mark Stedman

Animals Getting Too Hot Source: Mark Stedman

Amy Huberman and Brian O’Driscoll had a baby

brian-odriscoll-and-his-wife-amy-huberman-with-baby-sadie-932013-4-390x285 Source: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Undoubtedly a superior human being.

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


Tayto chocolate came into existence

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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 Source: Twitter/Cmdr_Hadfield

HMV came back to us

21/8/2013. HMV Shops to Reopen Source: samboal/photocallireland

This poor tourist gave us a laugh

Source: Georgie Casey

Lovely hurling

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

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

The Clare team celebrate Source: ©INPHO/James Crombie


Source: VineArmy

Aengus MacGrianna became Ireland’s favourite newsreader

Source: Mason J

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

Source: RTÉ - Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster

Colaiste Lurgan sang loads of pop songs as Gaeilge

Source: TG Lurgan

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

conor-othe-notoriouso-mcgregor-3072013-3-630x407 Source: INPHO/Donall Farmer

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

Source: Conor McGregor

Zach Braff learned about shifting


This ‘demon cat’ told Caroline to go away

Source: Caroline H

‘He’ll jump on you Caroline!’

The cronut, ramenburger and pizzaburger

insta-cronut-500x500 Source: Instagram/deomartin

ramenburgerr-630x460 Source: Scott Lynch/Gothamist

pizza-7 Source: Facebook/Boston Pizza

Bruce Springsteen took over Kilkenny

bruce Source: Twitter/Springsteen_ire

bossport-390x285 Source: Facebook/Jim's Barber Shop

This deadly demonstration of Irishness


And this one…

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Oh, and this…

only-in-trim (1) Source: Twitter/RoddyLeonard

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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