#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 18°C Tuesday 22 June 2021

Getting a broken key out of a lock and other DIY annoyances

Video ‘how to’ guides that you might find helpful…

Image: broken key lock via Shutterstock

REMEMBER THE PICKLE that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams found himself in a few months ago, involving a missing housekey, a drainpipe and a broken window?

We all got to read about it because he accidentally tweeted about his troubles, instead of texting for help.

But we can all relate, right? The overflowing toilet, the broken key in a lock – the little annoyances that mess up your whole day (and sometimes your house).

So when we saw this bunch of newly-posted DIY tip videos from AA Ireland, we thought of Adams.

(And no, this isn’t a sponsored post – we just thought they were useful.)

What other little DIY annoyances do you wish you could fix?

via TheAAIreland/Youtube

The burning question*: DIY shops on bank holidays – heaven or hell?>

Ninety per cent of people think DIY skills should be taught in schools – poll>

About the author:

Read next: