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ICYMI - The Best of Irish Twitter This Week

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ICYMI - The Best of Irish Twitter This Week

To the uninitiated, Twitter can be a bit of mine field. It's where memes and news stories are often born and, in many ways, it's a language in and of itself. And then, of course, you've got the specific subculture that is Irish Twitter which is a whole other ball game.

We here at LADBible understand that it can be overwhelming trying to stay on top of a platform that feels like if you blink, you'll miss something crucial. That's why we've put together this nifty guide to the best of what's occurred on Irish Twitter this week - the funniest memes, the hottest takes and the moments that just made us say WT actual F.

So grab a cuppa, sit back and catch up on all the best tweets you might have missed this week, safe in the knowledge you can regurgitate them all to your friends as though they're your original thoughts in the coming week.

LOL - This week's funniest tweets

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Whilst the venue has been shut for over a year now due to COVID-19 regulations, The Academy in Dublin has been killing it with its overhead signage. The sign is changed every Monday with messages ranging from shoutouts to our country's healthcare workers to marriage proposals to the odd COVID-related pun like this one which gave us a proper chuckle.

National treasure David O'Doherty deserves some sort of Presidential award for always managing to put a smile on our faces, both on screen and on Twitter.

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You have to admire Penneys and River Island for their unwavering obsession with plastering West Coast state and city names over images of sunsets and cityscapes on white t-shirts for well over a decade now.

A staple on any Irish Twitter feed, Holly Shortall's recent observation on the lifecycle of a caterpillar really sent people into a spin this week.

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We can't express how deeply this one resonates with us. It should be noted however that a takeaway is also the only valid reaction to something good happening to us.

Lorde caused a stir at the end of last week by dropping her highly anticipated comeback single 'Solar Power'. Naturally it only took a couple of hours for Twitter to have taken the single cover of her whimsically jumping over her friend's camera and memed it to the point that we forget what it was ever supposed to mean or represent.

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TBH - Tweets that made us go 'Hmm...'

Oh dear. It seems that whether restaurants are closed or open, Dublin's South William Street can't seem to escape scandal. The latest in a series of unfortunate displays of antisocial behaviour on the street came yesterday as video footage of three young males throwing glass bottles at waiting staff was shared widely on Twitter. The offenders have since been arrested it was reported today.

What a grim reason for the streets of Dublin to be so frequently trending.

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Theatre director Philly McMahon here makes an always valid point regarding companies and brand co-opting Pride only to take a 'Pride is for everyone' stance. Let's all say this together - Pride is only for everyone because the LGBTQIA+ community invite everyone to partake in their celebration and protest.

With so much talk about hospitality industries and schools, it's easy to forget there have been so many other casualties of COVID regulations. Sinn Féin National Administrator Shaun Tracey here highlights how rules around partners no longer being allowed to accompany pregnant mothers through hospital appointments, or even labour, has led to women having to endure unnecessarily gruesome hospital experiences in isolation.

WTF - An ode to the tweet we just didn't see coming

We've previously written passionately about the cultural importance of the beloved chicken fillet roll in Ireland so we were surprised, but delighted, to see the delicacy take a global stage this week via a Twitter tournament of locally loved foods from countries all around the world. What's even better is that the chicken fillet roll made it all the way to the final, beating stiff competition from doner kebabs, pierogi and scones.

Sadly, it was pipped to the top spot by France's croissants - a worthy opponent if ever we met one, we think you'll agree? Regardless, it's great to see such an important emblem of Irish excellence be given the global recognition it deserves.

Featured Image Credit: Photo by Akshar Dave on Unsplash

Topics: Ireland, Twitter

Gary Grimes
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