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22 headlines that summed Ireland up in 2017

What a year it’s been.

1. The single greatest excuse in the history of the Irish courts was spotted in The Wexford People in January

wexfordpeople Source: Erica Wall

2. This incident on Lough Derg ended safely, but not before giving up a quintessential Irish headline

manstranded Source: TheJournal.ie

3. In May, some down to earth advice was imparted to joyriders in the area

catch23 Source: Derry Journal

4. Kerry’s Eye reported a serious search operation at the start of the year

amissin Source: Kerry's Eye

5. 2017 was the year that an Irish chicken sandwich made CNN

6. The Connacht Tribune reported on the most Galway discovery back in February

PastedImage-62858 Source: Connacht Tribune

7. Meanwhile, the Leinster Leader reported in on a notable erection in Kildare

8. The Derry Journal had the undisputed typo of 2017

9. This headline and photo combination has it all

10. Michael Healy-Rae had a dramatic solution to the rhododendron problem down in Killarney

rhod Source: TheJournal.ie

11. The results of the census produced this from The Carlow People

12. And you really have to think The Inish Times was taking the piss here – even though all the words in the headline make sense

13. In Donegal, the Gardaí have a unique approach to law enforcement

14. What else would you be at with your communion money?

gottago Source: TheJournal.ie

15. In Carlow, the Gardaí struck the motherload in the war against drugs

carlow2 Source: @UpturnedBathtub

16. While in Castlebar, the great signage debacle of 2017 might still be rumbling on

17. The use of the word “invade” here is just delightful

The finest horse military tactics were used.

18. ”I don’t care if I get arrested, I f**king love the beoir”: a love story from Cork

19. Galway has had an eventful year

Was the pet rat saved?

20. “Kebabing” is now a thing in Wexford

21. There was chaos in Dungarvan at the end of the year

22. And finally, The Carlow Nationalist were in court to witness one Tullow woman completely lose the run of herself

summons Source: @sarahgriffalo

What a year.

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