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The 25 Hardest Things About Living In Ireland

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1. This makes headline news

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2. You’re not allowed to not drink tea

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3. People don’t ‘trust you’ if you don’t drink alcohol

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4. The rain. The interminable rain

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5. The rain leading to people interminably saying “it would be a grand little country if only you could put a roof on it”

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6. The consistent treachery of the Ireland football team

We can’t keep dining out on Italia ’90 and that goal against Italy in ’94 indefinitely.

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7. Ditto Eurovision

The glory days of Johnny, Linda and Niamh are long gone.

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7. People not knowing that Ireland isn’t part of Great Britain or the United Kingdom

8. Public transport schedules are usually just a suggestion

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9. Not being able to tell  Lidl and Aldi apart

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10. Rampant toplessness on a sunny day

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11. Dog shite everywhere

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12. The roads

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14. Bono making  a show of us

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15. Someone not lighting a candle for you

You know it’s stupid, but you have a sneaking suspicion that that’s why you got a D in French in your Inter.

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16. The Late Late Show

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

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17. Honours Maths

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18. Superquinn RIP

At least we still have the sausages. What a time to be alive.

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19. Edna Kenny

Our fearless leader.

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20. Keeping the hot press tidy

This abyss of towels and pillow cases is every Irish person’s cross to bear.

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21. St Patty’s Day

It’s not going anywhere you know.

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22. These place names

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23. Other countries thinking this is our only traffic problem

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24. The legacy of Bertie’s yellow trousers

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25. This

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Read: 21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland>

Read: Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles?

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