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EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.

Greece, Rory McIlroy and a pro-life rally had you all talking this week.

So here are our top comments from the week that was…

The 5 most popular comments this week

1. Fifty Shades of Sé got 3,355 green thumbs for this comment on a story about a Fox News presenter who called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun:

You don’t expect anything from a donkey other than a kick. Anyone who thinks Fox is a real news channel is a moron.

2. Another journalist came under fire when he asked Caroline Wozniacki a question about her former fiancé, one Rory McIlroy (we’re sensing a theme here). Some 2,552 of you agreed with Paul Mallon:

That reporter is shameless and he should be banned from future press interviews at Wimbledon.

3. When it emerged a judge said members of the Traveller and Roma communities stage car crashes, jason bourne commented:

Now charge them with insurance fraud!

Some 2,511 of you agreed.

4. C de Gallaidhe wasn’t impressed with comments made by Fine Gael TD Catherine Byrne:

‘I try my best with my budget to fill it out and get what I need.’ Must be hard on €87,258 plus expenses.

His comment got 1,687 green thumbs.

5. Meanwhile, Seán Lawlor got 1,646 likes for this comment on the Wozniacki story:

Brain dead. She treated the journalist with the level of contempt the question deserved

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week

greek flag A pro-Euro demonstrator shouts slogans as he holds a European Union flag in front of the Greek Parliament during a rally in Athens. Source: PA Images

1. Thousands turn out for pro-life rally in Dublin as website hacked (549 comments)

2. Greek government on course to win landslide victory in historic referendum (417 comments)

3. Greece has met its new finance minister as the ECB hits the country where it hurts (295 comments)

4. Fine Gael TD hits out at people ‘stacking up their trolleys with drink’ (256 comments)

5. Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout? (232 comments)

Standout comments of the week

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When we found out Aoife Beary, one of the Berkeley balcony collapse survivors, woke from her coma Deborah Behan had this to say:

We’re all rooting for you Aoife, stay strong.

Meanwhile, A lot of you got nostalgic about Mosney back in the day.

Ita C shared a lovely memory:

My older sis has Downs Syndrome-one summer, there was a dedicated week for kids with disabilities and their families-every family who was there had someone who was either physically or mentally disabled in some way. It was the first time in my life that we went somewhere on holidays and there was no stares at my sister, no bullies in the camp, no random jeers from people who didn’t know what was wrong with her…..it was just a holiday. Will never forget what it felt like to have a “normal” holiday for the first time in my life. Good and happy memories :)

And Vera Dawber Power commented:

I worked there as a Trained Nurse in the Summer of 1968 . There was 4 other Nurses who lived ‘in’ and a retired Doctor from …I think Leytown ? Who visited daily. We had plenty to do .. The holidaymakers were of all ages so came with their own health issues, but we were on hand to do whatever needed doing.
Good memories….but unfortunately I lost contact with the rest of the Medical Staff when the Camp closed at the end if the season. Often wonder what became of them.

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A video of kids swearing struck a chord with Lily:

Brilliant ad. I recall my inlaws telling me the story of the dad picking up a nun and giving her a lift. they reach the traffic lights and they turn red. Well the daughter thinking she was being smart and grown up said ‘Well Fcuk the lights!’ her dad nearly died. .. It was something he siad every time the lights went red on him.

Comments made by Fidelma Healy-Eames about the French pronunciation of wifi reminded james of a certain Only Fools and Horses scene:

Mange tout Rodney Mange tout.

Meanwhile, Dave Cork went straight for the penis jokes on a story about Viagra:

Why has this question arisen ?
You wooden ask this question only for the early morning risers…

Solid effort.

Carlow Coffee Co gets top marks this week.

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First, they had this to say under an article about a controversial ‘go home Irish’ ad in Canada:

I want to drive around Brittany with a similar message about leaving the French town on your own…
“Leave Brittany Alone…”
Anyone? No? I’ll get me coat

Any excuse to re-watch this:

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Secondly, the provided us with this beautiful Limerick about Alan Shatter’s poetic exploits:

There once was a chap called Shatter,
Who thought his poems didn’t matter,
He went on to Moncrieff,
Received lots of grief,
As he was about as popular as Sepp Blatter

Finally, we’re going to allow Danny Larkin say goodbye on our behalf:

If you look like your leaving but are still there an hour later would that be called a Greek exit?

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