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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 a rapist in India, an attempted abduction and rescue in Laois and the general election.

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

The 5 most popular comments this week

1.  A 10-year-old boy was hailed a hero after he saved his little sister from an attempted abduction. Jim was given 3,797 votes for his comment.

Fair play to the girls little brother. What a brave young lad.

2. A shock interview with a rapist was broadcast from India this week by BBC News. Joe Jackson responded and received 3,083 thumbs up.

“Now when they rape, especially the criminal types” – Great to see he distinguishes between criminal rapists and decent hard working rapists like himself. I bet he actually believes all of what he has said.

3. And Dot Com, on the same subject, was given 2,524 thumbs up.

Words fail me on this one.

4. Stephen Kelly got love from 2,316 readers for this comment following an article detailing the average size of a flaccid penis (it’s 3.6 inches, by the way).

About five foot eight with skinny jeans and a beard.

5. Back to the rapist in India, Paul Hughes got 1,691 thumbs up for his comment.

What a sick individual, not a big fan of the death penalty but I really hope he loses his appeal.

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week

1. Who will you vote for in the next election? (451 comments)

2. Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns “political murder” (317 comments)

3. Printers refuse to design gay wedding invitations because of their Christian beliefs (288 comments)

4. ‘He died for Russia’s future’: Tens of thousands march to honour Boris Nemtsov (252 comments)

5. Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power (210 comments)

Debate of the week

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Is it OK for a woman to propose marriage to a man? Danny Dyer says absolutely (his girlfriend just did) but that sparked a Twitter spat with Katie Hopkins who obviously had different opinions. We asked you and here were some of your responses.

Mark Byrne kicked it off with a simple argument:

If he wants to marry you, he’ll ask!

But some people, including Steven Smyth, had personal experiences to share to show the opposite:

Feb 29th 2000 my wife proposed to me on a weekend in Dublin. I didn’t know there were fifty family and friends waiting in town for the engagement party. Luckily I said yes and fifteen years later we are very happily married. It doesn’t matter who asks who, so long as you both want it to happen.

Ditto for Robbie Dillon:

My fiancé asked me last year & we’re getting married in August!!!

And Gemma Shah:

Gosh, I really hope so as I proposed to my husband. We’d discussed marriage many times and I decided I wanted to spend the rest if my life with him. Why wait?

Other standout comments of the week


The above is a snap of Jupiter by Seán O’Briain. He says:

A telescope is one of the best investments anyone can make. Such a great hobby. There’s always something new to look at in the sky, and it’s ever-changing throughout the year so you’ll always have something to look forward to. Here’s one of my shots of Jupiter

Have you ever fallen asleep in work? Angie Lordan has a good one.

I was teaching a meditation and relaxation class and fell asleep, only to be woken by one of my clients because I was snoring haha I’m good at my job!! Yes?? Haha

For the week that is in it…Gaeltán had this to say about the X-ray video.

Go hálainn. Bhí mé le deora. Níl teanga ar leith ag an ngrá ach an oiread! Grá mór díobh uilig. Xxx

Eric had an interesting take on his experience with cannabis.

Weed inspired my love of science, nature, history. It made me much more creative, and gave me a whole new appreciation of music, and especially it made movies and tv waaay more intense. Not to mention how much better sex was. Unfortunately, it has without a doubt contributed to my mental health struggles, lack of ambition, anti social attitudes in my youth, and other negative effects. That being said, I completely over did it. I was the equivalent of a full blown alcoholic. If only the culture of weed was similar to drink, things would be better. Even dumb kids know that you shouldn’t drink everyday, however they would gladly smoke weed everyday.

Finally, some love for our own Murray Kinsella from Diarmaid O’Fionnachta.

Sometimes I mention stuff Murray has written here in coversations about the game and pretend it’s my own observation. People think I’m some sort of tactical genius. I don’t correct them

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