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We've reached peak silly season - here are 9 pieces of solid evidence

Dogs on surfboards, life-saving curry.

exam Source: Irish Examiner

THE DÁIL HAS risen for the summer recess, there are fewer politicians making a show of themselves, and animals, babies and cartoon characters are having their day in the sun.

Welcome to Ireland’s silly season, when hard news becomes slipperier than an angry dolphin, and journalists scrabble to turn anything into a story.

Here’s how it goes…

Morning Ireland begins visibly clutching at straws (and Michael Healy Rae, and the Puck Fair)

In fact silly season has been afflicting Morning Ireland for some time now.

Exhibit A: June 30th

Exhibit B: July 17

There are signs that Radio One is affected across the board

In fact, Kermy and Miss Piggy’s split make headlines everywhere

guar Source: The Guardian

kermit Source: CNN

Treacherous and homicidal seagulls begin dominating headlines

sea Source: Irish Independent

sea2 Source:

And it’s not just in Ireland

bbc Source: BBC

bbk Source: Mirror

Hairy babies. Hairy babies everywhere

media Source: @TheMediaTweets

Curry is held up as our Lord and saviour


Dogs take to surfboards

And an escaped giant inflatable Minion in Dublin makes international headlines

sydney-4-630x298 Source: Sydney Morning Herald

tel Source: The Telegraph


The Minion is fine, by the way.

It’s not all silly carry on though…


Silver linings.

‘I’m not afraid of the giant Minion’ – we spoke to the man tasked with fixing the beast

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Emer McLysaght

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