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16 headlines that sum up Ireland in 2016

What a year.

1. 2016 has been a year for straight talkers making the headlines – like this case in Wexford

yokes Source: WexfordPeople

Those apostrophes were crucial.

2. A year that has seen some big time criminals in for questioning – like this suspect in Bray

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3. This cause of traffic chaos summed up the year so far, really

northerniron Source: Belfast Telegraph

4. We’ve seen some incidents that would make you wonder

5. And we’ve hit hysterical levels of sun

6. There was that time a plumber’s absence from Mass sparked wild speculation

7. And they weren’t the only ones to be under the spotlight

8. Who could forget the noble tale of the Carlow multipack

multipack Source: Imgur

9. This quote in an actual headline is one for the ages

Fierce shook.

10. Some headlines were delivered with a knowing nod – like this one in Kerry

CYtXNzKWQAEDGkV Source: Twitter/@Buailtin

11. While sometimes a word going missing can change the complexion of a whole event

kildarenow Source: Kildare Now

“Ah jesus they’ve broken into the county again.”

12. There were more serious incidents, of course

13. Ones that paint interesting pictures of events around the country

14. There were stories of dangerous kerbs in Kildare

15. And near misses in Carlow

bigwinner Source: Daithi O'Laoghaire/Twitter

16. 2016, you couldn’t make it up

manbun Source: Independent.ie

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