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13 things Irish dads are guilty of doing
But still, we love them.

1. Passing things off to your mother

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2. Relentlessly discussing the reception on the new telly

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Or the camera on his new phone, or the amount of memory on his newest gadget. “Look at that! See how CLEAR that is?”

3. Disliking a particular TV presenter/news reader/sports pundit for no real reason

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Just “I don’t like him.”

4. Getting extremely put out when asked to give a lift

“Can you not walk? Can someone else give you a lift? Is there no bus? Where’s that bike we got you for Christmas in 1999? …No? FINE.”

5. Insisting on giving you driving lessons, then clinging to the oh-Jesus handle throughout


We appreciate that you feel it is your duty, but maybe you’d rather not?

6. Falling asleep in their armchair, then swearing blind that they weren’t asleep

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7. Asking if you’re “OK for a few bob”

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You could be a high-flying investment banker, but your dad will always be looking out for you. <3

8. Hoarding old phone chargers/cables/battery packs

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You never know when you might need them.

9. Sending one word responses to texts


10. But still leaving you long voice mails

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Dads: Single-handedly keeping this mode of communication alive.

11. Commandeering the making of a fry

Even if your dad isn’t really a cook, by god he’ll be doing the sausages and rashers.

12. Changing the channel during sex scenes on the telly

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13. And making a complete show of you whenever possible

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The dancing. The jokes. The sheer determination to embarrass you in front of your other half. It’s almost as if they enjoy it?

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