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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
Even Christ our saviour himself isn't exempt from Covid-19 restrictions upon arrival to earth it would seem.
:rotating_light:New Christmas Restrictions:rotating_light:- Michael Fry (@BigDirtyFry) December 3, 2021
:hotel: Inns to operate at 50% capacity
A maximum of 2 wise men to be present at each birth
:cow: Lowing forbidden until further notice
Is there anything as painful as seeing the dreaded 'Farewell' card and biro being handed to you to write your goodbye message to someone whose surname you don't know?
I genuinely hate office etiquette I had to sign a card today for a woman that's leaving and literally the only interaction we've ever had is day she turned round to me and goes Do you ever stop fucking eating do you??- spochadóir (@spochadoir) December 2, 2021
It's true - people who emigrate love nothing more than talking about the poor standard of Guinness in other countries as though it is an original observation!
What's up with all the people who think leaving Ireland makes them Joyce or Beckett when all they do abroad is post pictures of how they found Tayto somewhere, make ISF memes about the tans being at it again!!! and crib about not being able to get a good Guinness anywhere- Odrán (@odranwaldo) December 1, 2021
We've all done this. We may or may not have voted numerous times using different email addresses on one occasion also.
My toxic trait is that when people have pissed me off or hurt me in the past I answer their thesis survey with completely random answers to skew the results- sophie (@sophienug) December 1, 2021
It's like Spotify is determined for us to never hear music beyond our Best of 2017 playlist.
Every year my Spotify Wrapped comes out and I immediately begin listening to the playlist, ensuring once again that my Spotify Wrapped for next year will be identical.- Gerard Waystar Royco (@TVsCarlKinsella) December 1, 2021
We can't tell which we'd rather be near less - a mysterious new Covid variant or a truly depressing Santry shopping centre.
I'm calling it the Omni Shopping Centre variant- :star: amy o'connor :star: (@amyohconnor) November 29, 2021
TBH - The tweets that made us go 'Hmm...'
It's important to shout about figures like these which help us see the massively positive impact of our vaccine rollout. As many health professional have already expressed, Covid-19 is swiftly becoming a disease of the unvaccinated, so please, if you haven't already, do make this small but meaningful contribution towards restoring normality and keeping yourself, and your loved ones, safe.
See some people wondering what the point of vaccines was, as restrictions are back.- Paul O'Donoghue (@paulodonoghue93) December 4, 2021
Worth remembering that vaccines have dramatically cut Covid deaths. About 100,000 Covid cases reported in both January and November.
January: 1,420 deaths
November: 160 deaths
As you can imagine, Twitter has been awash with outcry from those in the entertainment and music industries who have had their income suddenly decimated as gigs are once again cancelled for the foreseeable future.
One tangible way to bolster artists' income during this difficult time is through radio play, as pointed out by Twitter user Molly King below. Currently, less than 15% of all plays on Irish radio is music by Irish musicians, meaning we are sending millions out of the country every month whilst neglecting our own artists.
Many people are getting behind this suggestion to pressure Irish radio stations to be more supportive of Irish music - after all, it's not like there's a lack of incredible talent in Ireland.
IDEA for all radio stations: consider committing to playing all Irish music on air until restrictions ease - that IMRO money could really help Irish artists in such a difficult time xx- Molly King (@mollyk_ing_) December 3, 2021
RT PLEASE xx@RTE2fm @TodayFM @RTERadio1 @98FM @spin1038 @radionova100 @dublincityfm
It was a historic week for the estimated 17,000 people living in Ireland undocumented as, after years of campaigning, a new scheme was announced which will give undocumented people the opportunity to apply to be regularised if they've been in the country for four years and have no serious criminal record.
You can see many members of the undocumented community celebrating the wonderful news and thanking Minister for Justice Helen McEntee on her way into the Dáil in the video below.
Justice Minister @HMcEntee praised by #undocIRL outside Gov't Buildings after announcing a scheme to regularise thousands of undocumented migrants and their families who are living in Ireland. pic.twitter.com/i8vnlUHdJS- Ciara Phelan (@ciaraphelan_) December 3, 2021
WTF - An ode to the tweet we just didn't see coming
On a similar note, did you know that when you take a book out from the library, the writer receives payment? We certainly didn't, but isn't it just a lovely thing to know?
Our libraries are such an underused resource, so why not take this as an excuse to sign up to your local library and support an author you love by borrowing their book to reread for the millionneth time, or perhaps discover something new and exciting? It's literally free for god's sake!
Readers may not know it, but the writer receives a payment for every book borrowed from a library. We got our cheques yesterday, and much appreciated they are, but even more so the connection to library users. It's a lovely proof of life.- Kathleen Mac Mahon (@KathleenMacM) November 30, 2021