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22 times local newspapers were a window into Ireland's soul

“Three eejits ordered to pay €1000 to charity.”

1. The court pages of the local paper often give us the best insight into the country – like when this high profile crime took place in Clare

2. Or when this GAA lottery near miss was noted in The Carlow People

bigwinner Source: Daithi O'Laoghaire/Twitter

3. Sometimes, the stories won’t make that much sense

4. Like when the Clairvoyants section in South Tipp Today was multi-tasking

clairvoyants Source: Mark Roche

5. And the public meeting in Galway was…interesting

6. In Derry, you could have found out the number of people attending mass

numbermass Source: Imgur

7. And read about this tale of multipack Coke sorrow in the Carlow Nationalist

multipack Source: Imgur

8. When there was a massive autumn crisis in Gorey, Wexford this year

goreyguardian Source: PressReader

9. And The People just wanted the rain to go away

raining Source: Imgur

10. When the Leinster Leader came up with a rather excellent list of Kildare slang words

phrases Source: Leinster Leader

11. And this prime suspect was held for questioning in Wicklow

aaaaa1 - Copy

12. There was informative celebratory coitus

coitus Source: Imgur

13. And the crime of the century in Cavan

potatoes2 Source: Imgur

14. There was this quote from the courts in Clare

headliners Source: Stephen McDermott

15. And a completely unrelated situation in Kerry

16. Never forget the noise problems afflicting Monaghan

manholecovers Source: Aaron McElroy Twitter

17. Limerick has had its fair share of insightful front pages

18. And unfortunate puns

Source: Imgur

19. There were reports earlier this year of a serious kerb problem in Kildare

20. But there was good news in Cork at the same time

dresssize Source: @iwearacape Twitter

21. Local newspapers: the heartbeat of Ireland

22. Never, ever change <3

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David Elkin

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