To the uninitiated, Twitter can be a bit of a 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
What a testament to the enduring legacy of the iconic 00s RTÉ travel show No Frontiers.
This is easily one of the most cringe-inducing Irish-isms known to man. It's up there with calling €20 any variation of '20 squids'.
This serving contraption is a great example of having absolutely no idea what the target audience desires (the target audience in this case being chip eaters obviously).
Would there even be a Sally Rooney without the trailblazing words of Wayne Rooney? Almost certainly.
'Fast Car' by Tracy Chapman, this one goes out to you in particular.
Not the Irish government transporting women over the age of 25 back to a time of ID passbacks and offering to buying your friend's older sister's Garda Age Card
TBH - The tweets that made us go 'Hmm...'
Another year, another budget... another swathe of corresponding controversy over the government's spending decisions. Twitter user Dave McFadden here brilliantly breaks down the reality of the disparity between tax breaks for landlords vs tax increases for many road users
Irish women haven taken to Twitter in their droves this week to share their disturbing experiences of being spiked in Irish nightclubs, a stark reminder of the extent to which this heinous crime still takes place on a regular basis. It's something worth bearing in mind as our nightclubs look set to reopen later this month - we all need to be vigilant to ensure these spaces are equally safe for everyone who shares them.
While we're on the topic of the upcoming easing of restrictions, as ever there has been much talk about the government's inability to clearly communicate what exactly Irish businesses and consumers can look forward to later this month. Sitting? Standing? Dancing with strangers in nightclubs but sitting in a group of ten in the pub? This tweet below sums up the sort of mixed signals we face.
WTF - An ode to the tweet we just didn't see coming
We certainly did not see an on-air brawl between RTÉ's Claire Byrne and Brexiter Nigel Farage over a mortifying viral video of him saying 'Up the RA!' coming this week... but we are oh so glad that it happened.
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