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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 Ireland’s win over world champions Germany, the An Post strike and the possibility of a November election.

So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.

The 5 most popular comments this week

an-post-picture Source: PA

1. stiofandebrun no doubt struck fear into the hearts of people throughout the country when he had this to say about the An Post strike during the week:

Where will Winning Streak get its contestants..?

Some 2,042 of you liked that one.

2. Stephen Small shared his thoughts about a case where an 11-year-old girl was awarded €35,000 after her finger got trapped in a seat while she attended a play:

35k? And people wonder why their insurance premiums are increasing.

His comment got 1,962 likes.

3. Norman Doyle got 1,706 green thumbs for this comment about media coverage of  Dimitri Hrynkevich’s murder:

Why the focus on his height? The Sunday World’s headline yesterday ‘Giant Killers’ was shameful.

4. Supernova had this to say when England crashed out of the Rugby World Cup after losing to Australia:

Bernard Foley take a bow son!

Some 1,686 of you approved.

5. Al Ca got 1,666 green thumbs for this comment about Gary Hutch:

One less criminal to worry about.

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week

7/10/2015 Mairia Cahill New Labour Candidates Mairia Cahill Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

1. Cahill says running for the Seanad for Labour is a message to her abuser and the IRA (290 comments)

2. It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket (245 comments)

3. ‘My religion lapsed three decades ago, but I am irritated by a-la-carte Catholics’ (225 comments)

4. Now Enda is refusing to rule out an early election (224 comments)

5. You’ve an extra two weeks to apply for the water conservation grant (209 comments)

Standout comments of the week

Source: CR7HDGoals/YouTube

Sean Barber summed up how a lot of people were feeling after Ireland defeated Germany 1-0:

I love Shane Long

Matt McCallion approved, anyway:

very concise and factual comment

Let’s watch it one more time:


People were divided over whether a t-shirt worn by Meryl Streep on the cover of Time Out London was offensive.

It reads: “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave”, a quote from British suffragette activist Emmeline Pankhurst, whom Streep portrays in the forthcoming film Suffragette.

Kian had this to say on the subject:

“offended just about everyone” I think you will find that the “outraged” people on twitter make up less than 0.1% of the population. “Just about everyone” doesn’t care at all. We have to stop taking these twitter comments as representative of the larger population, they make everyone seem outraged when in fact they are a very, very small minority. They just happen to be louder than the rest.


A lot of you were inspired by a TV3 documentary about Elber Twomey – who lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay in England three years ago.

Niall Lonergan had this to say:

You can’t even begin to imagine what that woman went through.

While John Doyle added:

wow!! And I have a cheek to complain about it being a Monday. inspirational woman

download Source: Jim Bartsch/Marc Angeles

Kelvin Collins quite liked the Business Insider description of a house owned by the late Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon:

‘Bedrooms…with beautiful glass windows’…. Imagine….glass windows… We can all aspire to have Windows made from glass some day…. Oh how the other half live

Heavy rain earlier in the week hampered Neal Ireland Hello‘s plans:

I was SO going to mow the lawn today, too.

SCO Electrical also, sadly, had to make alternative arrangements:

Today was the day I was going to clean the gutters and outside windows….. dammit

Tweet by @James Hayden Source: James Hayden/Twitter

The aptly-named Rocket Raccoon did his best under tough circumstances when a llama went on the loose in Offaly:

I can’t think of a good Llama pun so Alpaca my bags and go now.

Source: Jessica Wolf/YouTube

Meanwhile, Padraig Corocoran asked a very valid question about a video of a dog

Does that dog have a licence?

Well, DOES SHE? We may never know.

The whole thing got Guy Incognito thinking practically:

must get my dog trained to to that, very handy for a lift home from the pub!

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