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11 times Ireland made a show of itself on the world stage

Oh dear God.

IRELAND, WE LOVE you, but why do you insist on making us scarleh for you?

That time we accidentally legalised yokes for a day ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now if only we could “accidentally” legalise abortion, eh?


Or that time we were like, “Thanks, but no thanks!” re: Apple’s taxes and the whole world was like, “Um?”

“No honestly, keep your money. I don’t want it!”

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Or the time we sent Dustin The Turkey to Eurovision for the craic… but nobody else really got it

Look, not everybody “gets” high art, okay?

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Or the time it emerged we were given hush money by FIFA?

Because God forbid we stand up for ourselves or anything.

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Or how about the time our national obsession with Minions got so out of control that they literally impeded traffic?

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Or the time we were shamed by the United Nations for our draconian abortion laws?

And we just sort of… ignored them?

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Or the time our barbaric treatment of pregnant women was revealed to the world?

Not a great look, Ireland.

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Or the time Co. Kerry made “a bit of drink driving here and there” okay?

Not doing much to rehabilitate our image as Guinness-swilling jackeens.


Or that squirm-inducing time that Enda reached out to shake Obama’s hand only to be left hanging by POTUS?

Enda, you’re making us look bad!

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Or the time Enda was like, “Shite, don’t want to make Trump mad”?

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Or how about the time we briefly investigated Stephen Fry for blasphemy?

You really surpassed yourself there, Ireland.

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