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People were pretty offended by yesterday's Life cover

The magazine’s annual Christmas party was reportedly like a scene from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’…

YESTERDAY’S SUNDAY INDEPENDENT LIFE magazine cover featured a photo from its annual Christmas party, with some well known faces and contributors holding glasses of bubbly and looking delighted.

‘The Good Life’ seems to be back, according to Life, as its article inside the magazine compares the party to “a scene from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol“.

The economic recovery has been a long time coming. But now that better times are seemingly upon us – the odd water-charge street riot notwithstanding – Ireland is ready for the return of what once was the very staple of the festive party season: the LIFE Christmas hooley.

It appears not everyone agrees that ‘The Good Life’ is coming back, and angry readers took to Twitter yesterday, describing the cover as “vile”, “unreal” and in “bad taste”.

Some people did enjoy it:

And then someone spotted a Fine Gael TD in the picture:

Mary Mitchell O’Connor was contacted by TheJournal.ie this morning but she declined to comment. However it is understood she was unaware the image would be on the cover of the magazine at the time it was taken.

Inside the magazine, the article also features comments from celebrities who were at the party about how they plan to save water. Peeing in the shower, having the dog lick the plates clean and just using more deodorant were among the responses.

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