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Top comments of the week

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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.

This week there was a lot of talk about Ibrahim Halawa, the floating Minion and Denis O’Brien.

The 5 most popular comments this week

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1. Catherine received 2,616 thumbs up for this comment about Ibrahim Halawa.

It is shocking that Egypt’s justice system seems to be as slow as our own… but I still have no sympathy for him. He travelled to Egypt where is a citizen and rallied for sharia law to be implemented in the country. This uprising failed and now he is in jail along with others who took part in these illegal protests. To be honest I would not be happy to have our government fight for someone to return to Ireland who believes that me as a woman should be treated as a second class citizen.

2. After hearing the best random act of kindness story this week, Joe Conlon got 2,580 green thumbs for praising the man involved.

What an absolute gent!!

3. After that Minion story went viral, Mick Jenkins got 2,518 pats on the back for this joke.

Not only has he let his family down, he’s let himself down too.

4. Kenneth Hayden got 2,012 thumbs up for this commentary on the U2 concert affair.

I thought they booed her for calling the ambulance!

5. On the Denis O’Brien versus Waterford Whispers News story, Blind Faith received 1,994 green thumbs.

They shouldn’t have bowed down to him, who does he think he is? God!

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week

Andrea Corr wedding Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

1. Ibrahim Halawa has first ‘human contact’ with family in months (494 comments)

2. The latest poll is out – and it’s bad news for Enda (314 comments)

3. Poll: Do you care about climate change? (307 comments)

4. Time for Ireland’s new anti-immigration party to answer difficult questions about its members (272 comments)

5. Poll: Should Catholic schools be allowed give preference to Catholic children? (272 comments)

Other standouts

We’re including Stephen M‘s comment on pizza here, because look at that pizza!

Depends on the pizza really. There is a place in France that I go to that does the nicest pizza I’ve ever had but they are loaded with toppings like duck, camembert, potatoes and apricot. The pizza is too thin to support the weight of the toppings so you have to use a knife and fork.

For your standard pizza though I don’t get using the knife and fork.

And as Thomas Maher said: “Ye fancy bashtard Stephen”

On a different note, Donal Hanley shared his medical experience with us after reading Sean McKiernan’s story.

Best of luck Sean and just to reassure you there is life after heart surgery. I had a triple by the great Maurice Nelligan in 1993. After leaving the hospital I never went back for a check up for twenty years. I’m 75 now and as well as any other man my age. I did go for a checkup two years ago and they put a couple of stents in but there was no big deal.

The breakup of Kermit and Ms Piggy was ripe for some punning and you didn’t let us down.


We also enjoyed this from Sonny and Sam.


Finally, this thread on staycations makes us want to take some time off and go on a tour of Ireland.

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