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ICYMI - The Best of Irish Twitter This Week

Gary Grimes


ICYMI - The Best of Irish Twitter This Week

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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

It's been a monumental week for the vaccine rollout as registration opened to the over 30s, much to the applause of people around the country - including the Dubs of course! We're getting there lads, slowly but surely.

She sure as hell ain't perfect but Azealia Banks has a way with words like no other. She made headlines once again this week after she took to her Instagram stories to reignite her ongoing feud with Aer Lingus. As always, her words have been coopted by many and memed beyond the point of recognition.

It's Leaving Cert season ladies and gentleman which means two things - glorious sunshine and lots of conversations reminiscing about the most anxiety inducing fortnight in the life of an Irish person. Oh, and the classic 'The Leaving Cert doesn't actually matter - I didn't do well in the LC and now I have this job' tweets.

Pride Month is in full swing around the world, inspiring many to take a leap of faith in disclosing their sexuality to their nearest and dearest. We're sure it's a weight of this Twitter user's mind even if it the conversation didn't make quite the impact on his granny as he might have expected...

The country rejoiced this week as we enjoyed the long-awaited return of outdoor dining. No more warms cans in the rain - though, as always, they served us as well.

Sally Rooney recently revealed the cover art for her upcoming novel out later this year. The book's launch is particularly exciting as it is set to increase the total number of books read by many Irish men from two to three!

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

Keeping it light but blowing our minds nonetheless, another gem from Twitter user @MikeDolanVEVO who this week shattered an illusion we, as a country, have maintained for decades - Leaving Cert weather does not exist. June is simply a warmer month.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin surprised the Twittersphere this week by giving a very poignant, intimate interview with the Irish Times speaking about the death of two of his children. Martin spoke candidly about his personal experience with grief, in turn inspiring many other parents who have lost a child to share their stories. Anyone who has experienced grief will understand how it can often be an isolating experience so we commend the Taoiseach, and other bereaved parents such as journalist Kieran Cunningham here, who opened up about their own encounters with the most tragic version of loss imaginable.

"Forget a bin. The whole fucking thing is on fire," writes journalist Carl Kinsella this week. The 'whole thing' in question is Ireland, more specifically the state of Ireland and the low morale of its young population after enduring the world's longest lockdown (literally). Kinsella, a popular Twitter personality known for his popular ongoing saga of Harry Potter dialogue pun tweets, self-published a moving and thought provoking long read on the grim situation we've found ourselves in.

The piece has been hugely well-received, inspiring much praise and igniting discussions about what can be done to rectify the depressing reality young Irish people face. If you have a spare five minutes, we'd strongly encourage you to give it a read and contemplate the points Kinsella makes.

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

This one speaks for itself really - trigger warning, a deeply troubling photo of Daithí O'Sé donning a pair of red leather and latex Kinky Boots lies ahead. Surely this was the last nail in the coffin for the Rose of Tralee? Enough is enough.

Topics: Ireland, Twitter

Gary Grimes
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