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This week there was talk about gangland, government and more gangland.

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The 5 most popular comments this week:

1. There was another gangland murder in Dublin during the week, bringing the total number of killings in the Kinahan-Hutch feud to seven. Val Rossi commented on the crisis saying:

Paul Williams will die of multiple orgasms if this keeps up.

His comment got 2,071 likes.

2. When a complaint was made to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland against RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy Show over an interview dealing with abortion, RMcG commented to say:

This is ridiculous, what’s next, if there is someone on RTE talking about being raped, we must have a rapist on for balance? or a talk about suicide, we must have both sides argued for & against? I can understand IF there was a date announced for a referendum, but there isn’t, so as it stands it’s a couple telling their story, like so many have in the past and will in the future.

That comment got 1,320 green thumbs.

13/5/2016. Luas Drivers Strikes Disputes Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

3. The ongoing Luas dispute has been widely covered in the media. spoke to several of the drivers who were on strike last week to share their stories. Brian Ward expressed his opinions on the matter:

I get up at 2 am every morning to drive my 20 ton truck through traffic. They are on rails whereas I have to navigate the roads and lanes that have all of the dangers that these guys have except they don’t have traffic jams to deal with while trying to get to a customer on time. My work helps build up the company that I work for but I get paid to do that whereas these guys think that they should extra for what, doing the job that they are paid to do?“But mentally, driving a tram is very difficult and adding to the stress of people driving trams is not right.”
“But it terms of our concentration levels, we have to be consistently on the ball. Now, you go out driving, we’re driving for three to three-and-a-half hours. And if you think about it, that’s like a drive down to Cork. Now think about having a break and having to drive back up again.”Try driving AND delivering AND finding parking AND being on time AND traffic jams, all for €20,000 LESS than these muppets. Personally I’d give them their cards and take on someone who is willing to work in a decent job for great money and be grateful for it.

A total of 1,254 others agreed with him.

4. A motion to scrap Irish Water, put forward by Sinn Féin, was amended during the week which effectively defeated the original motion. Yeah Ok commented to say:

“Fianna Fáil abstained” Fair play lads, the major issue you ran with in the election you back away from at the first vote. What’s the fuc*ing point?

And 1,154 others nodded their heads.

5. When the news broke that Gareth Hutch was shot and killed in Dublin in the gangland feud. The Green Monkey commented to say:

Doesn’t seem to be a feud, it seems to be very one sided………

At least 995 others shared the same opinion.

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week 

1.“There were so many special moments”: This is the story of how Ireland voted Yes (410 comments)

2.“We’re looking for a fair slice of the company we’ve helped build” (370 comments)

3. Pictures: Canadian ambassador tackles protester at 1916 ceremony (282 comments)

4. The day that Ireland changed forever (236 comments)

5. The leader of a controversial anti-Islam group is coming to Ireland (221 comments)

Standout comments

With the one year anniversary of the marriage referendum on Monday, Liam O Rinn shared his happiness:

 I got to marry my husband last week. It’s great to say “I’m married”. Thanks to the people of Ireland. What a great little country we live in

The chance to work with animated characters Henry Hugglemonster and Doc McStuffins is coming to Dublin, with Brown Bag films looking for 70 people to join their Dublin team. Patrick admitted something we have all done before.


Sometimes I put my kids to bed, come downstairs and put the TV on and watch these shows for a half hour before I even realise I can change the channel. Greats shows!

During the week was World MS day and told the story of Naomi Donaldson and her sister Rachel who were both diagnosed with MS within a year of each other. Linda Heffernan expressed her views of encouragement to the sisters:

How amazing are both naomi and Rachel to stand up and talk about everything they are facing and have been through.even though both are facing so much these amazing woman push through with a positive outlook on life. People look at the karadashians or celebrity’s as there hero’s but these guys are more hero’s than anyone putting someone in a hard situation you figure out what the person is like and these woman took the best of the situation fosusing on the positive side and keep fighting what a true insperation.

When a protester interrupted a ceremony to commemorate British soldiers who died in the Easter Rising, the Canadian ambassador, Kevin Vickers, tackled him. Rugby Champions Cup showed his legal knowledge when he replied to a comment that said the ambassador could face legal charges.

he has diplomatic immunity, did you learn nothing from Lethal Weapon 2?

The DailyEdge found out during the week that Dunnes Stores is selling a plank of wood for €60, and grumpyoldtroll made us laugh with:

Ben Dunne must be spinning in his gym.

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