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The team at work The Good Times

12 picture-perfect illustrations of the news by Dublin collective The Good Times

Vibrant vignettes of current affairs.

CONCEIVED IN JANUARY by Dublin based Illustrator Steve McCarthy, The Good Times is a new way to consume news.

Describing themselves as “a gentle-hitting news team made up of Dublin’s finest illustrators”, their mission is simple: #WeDrawTheNews.

So what’s their process? McCarthy told “Every week I invite the finest Illustrators I know to [my] studio. There over some coffee and pastries we illustrate the day’s news.”

Here are some recent highlights

1. Ruan Van Vliet illustrates Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae’s concern for rural Ireland under the National Development Plan. Healy-Rae warned: “There are no leprechauns.”

2. Mick Minogue makes light of the ‘doughnut’ of female Ministers that surrounded the Taoiseach as he answered questions in the Dáil regarding the misdiagnosed cervical cancer tests.

3. Recent studies suggest that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could slow down the effects of Alzheimers. Cesca Saunders illustrates this finding.

4. Fuchsia MacAree reacts to an article by Louise O’Neill following the verdict  in the Ulster Rugby rape trial.

5. Steve McCarthy illustrates that there’s officially no difference between the pleasure we experience from food, sex or art – as examined in the New York Times.

6. Conor Nolan highlights Clare County Council’s newly erected signs to caution motorists about rogue goats in Ennis.

7. Ruan Van Vliet depicts the ghost of Mike Joyce as he receives a posthumous pardon, having been convicted and executed for his part in the murder of a family in Maamtrasna in 1882.

8. Rob Mirolo documents a news story featuring a member of An Garda Síochána who was filmed fornicating with a “wannabe porn star” on his patrol car.

9. For International Women’s day, celebrated in on March 8th, Chris Judge recreates six female writers who shared their stories of being ‘bold girls’.

10. The Curlew is under serious threat of extinction. Fuchsia MacAree notes Birdwatch Ireland’s concern for the bird’s future.

11. As President Michael D Higgins plans to run for a second term, Cesca Saunders provides a fun portrait ahead of his official announcement in July.

12. Izzy Rose Grange brings the body’s newly discovered 80th organ to life after it was identified by a group of scientists in the United States.

More: A walking tour of Dublin’s street art in 12 striking images>

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