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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.
no one:- :flag_ps: (@ctenhtwelven2o) June 9, 2021
dubliners: de vack-see-in
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.
The Leaving Cert, for my non-irish followers, is an ancient, annual ritual where our nation sacrifices its 18 year olds on the altar of carpal tunnel and a lifetime of anxiety dreams to ensure two weeks of sunshine.- Definitely Not Richy Craven (@RichyCraven) June 9, 2021
It is our shameful pact with the Old Ones.
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...
Came out to my granny I don't know if she heard me or not but it felt really nice to say to her- Rolo's Ma :flag_ps: (@exmxn97) June 8, 2021
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.
The second the beer gardens opened pic.twitter.com/Dnj1wQ3mJp- spochadóir (@spochadoir) June 7, 2021
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!
Guy who has only read Sally Rooney, reading his second novel by literally any Irish woman: Getting a lot of Sally Rooney vibes from this- lil venice bitch (@MikeDolanVEVO) June 9, 2021
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.
one thing I love about Ireland is that we invented the concept of 'Leaving Cert weather' to explain the phenomenon, unique to our country, of it being warmer in June than in other months- lil venice bitch (@MikeDolanVEVO) June 9, 2021
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.
This, from Micheál Martin in IT. Anyone who's lost a child knows how tricky and often painful this question can be, and the follow-up one - ' what ages are they?' pic.twitter.com/Ea88h2kRmZ- Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) June 8, 2021
"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.
"There is no way to divorce what is happening now from the trauma of the last year or more, nor is there a way to isolate it from the distinct lack of hope felt by Irish young people."- Carl Kinsella (@TVsCarlKinsella) June 6, 2021
Here is what I wrote about how everything feels extremely fucked. https://t.co/DRWhLR67LP
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.