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8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession
We’re up all night to get Bucky.

SO, WE’RE BACK in recession.

Luckily, we’re developed some coping mechanisms over these past few austere years in order to make a little go a long way.

Join us at as we celebrate our abilities to adapt…

1. Welcoming our new German overlords

We mean Lidl and Aldi, of course.

Hands up who doesn’t have at least one ski suit/power washer/doughnut making machine in a press somewhere, bought on a whim during a visit to Lidl/Aldi for a recession-busting Big Shop.

“I definitely need these. They’ll come in handy sometime” (Aldi)

2. Even more stringent immersion policing

3. Dropping into an Anglo Tapes protest during their wedding

Nothing like killing two birds with one stone.

Image: Derek Byrne/Dublin Says No via Gary Power

4. Doggedly refusing to check in a bag at the airport

Oh, you want me to fit my handbag into this tiny suitcase? NO PROBLEM

Oh, I have too many clothes in my bag? NO PROBLEM

Oh my bag doesn’t fit into the Ryanair cage of doom? NO PROBLEM

5. Turning to humour

CAN HE FI…. eh no. No he can’t.


6. Becoming more community focused

Like this nice person who warned their neighbours about a slight problem with the road.

Image: Gemma Sherlock

7. Ramping up the class

Bottle of Bucky and a bit of sun. Sure where would you get it?

He’s up all night to get Bucky (Imgur)

8. Prinking

That’s pre-drinking. Few scoops before heading to the pub and you won’t spend as much once you get out.

So clever.

Who wants an ouzi and coke? (

PLAY: Recession Ireland Monopoluy with

Stop everything, there’s a Captain Planet movie in the works>

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