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21 things Ireland does better than anywhere else in the world

Best small country in the world.

1. Crime

Source: Spotted: Louth via Dundalk Argus

2. Honesty

Source: @aoiph

3. Brutally direct marketing

Source: Christina Finn

4. Place names

Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

5. Spectator sport

Source: Imgur

6. Commerce

Source: Imgur

7. Religious affairs coverage

Source: Irish Independent

8. History

Source: Lorraine Murphy, WLRFM

9. Informed political debate

Source: Redundant Proofreaders Society

10. And free, healthy discussion in general

Source: @GavinDowd1

11. Accidentally obscene football commentary

Source: Jenni Lawlor/YouTube

12. Covert security operations

Source: Imgur

13. Motoring accessories

Source: @Joe_Panama

14. Haute cuisine

Source: Redundant Proofreaders Society

15. Reportage

Source: jdgallagher.wordpress.com

16. Pub amenities

Source: Neans McSweeney

17. Foretellings of the future

18. Auld shite

19. Siblings

Source: Thefunnybeaver

20. Items lost in pubs

Source: Imgur

21. And personal grooming

Source: A Year Of Festivals In Ireland via @YearOfFestivals

Oh, Ireland.

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Michael Freeman

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