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Glen Hansard, Charlie Bird and The Mammy... the Irish superheroes

Forget about Superman and Batman. These are the real heroes.

IT’S BEEN REVEALED that Superman and Batman are set to be united on the big screen in a super superhero amalgamation.

“Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con at the weekend to announce he is making another Superman film and it will include the caped crusader.

It is of course exiting times on the superhero front, but what about the masked wonders closer to home… our own Irish superheroes?

Glen Hansard

He won an Oscar. AN OSCAR!

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Bonus mention for this photobombing dog. Hero.

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The Irish Mammy

She is the superhero of multitasking, giving out without actually giving out, brandishing a wooden spoon in a menacing manner, making a bloody great dinner, administering comfort etc ect.

Irish mammy to the rescue!


Charlie Bird

Will we ever forget the time we tracked down former Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive David Drumm and spotted him hiding in his own house:

And of course there was the time he went to the North Pole, and survived.


Amy Huberman

With her gas Twitter account, sport star husband, writing and acting career, and gorgeous baby Sadie, Hubes is the superhero we want to be friends with.


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Johnny Logan

J-Lo has won the Eurovision for us not once, not twice, but three times.

We certainly know who to call on in a musical emergency.

Aengus MacGrianna

If there’s someone strange, lurking on your face, who ya gonna call?


- Additional reporting by AP

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