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14 very Irish tweets about Michael Collins last night

The whole country was watching.

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LAST NIGHT WASN’T a regular Wednesday night, of course. It was the night before Paddy’s Day, and RTÉ made the best call in the history of The Midweek Movie:

They stuck Michael Collins on and the whole country watched.

1. And even though we’ve all seen it so many times, the reactions were still brilliant

2. Some lamented just how much they are flogging the Taken franchise at this stage

3. We cut through the bull and called it like it is

4. There were, of course, comments on the accents

“Wojus.” YES.

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5. People were worried about Kitty Kiernan’s employment status

What was she doing with her time at all?

6. There were accusations of inaccuracies

7. And a great sense of just how far we’ve come since those days

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8. Imagine The Big Fellow himself in the recent election

9. There was in-depth Irish analysis on the major plot points

10. And half the country were trying to spot themselves in the background

11. Comments about the lack of accuracy never really went away

12. All at once, the nation said the same thing

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13. RTÉ had their reasons to show it, though

14. And finally… it was nice to get our, eh, fairytale ending

The sarcasm was strong last night.

Well done, everyone.

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