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Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

AS OUR MOTTO goes, we invite our followers to read, share and shape the news. And you did just that this year.

These are the stories that sparked the most debate on’s comment threads in 2011.

In order of most commented (links under the slideshow if you want to see what they are all about…)

Top 10 stories that got you talking in 2011
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  • 1. Do you support the efforts of the Gaza flotilla?

    The Irish passengers before setting off on the second Freedom Flotilla to Gaza (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
  • 2. Darren Scully resigns as Mayor of Naas

    Darren Scully on the election trail with Enda Kenny in Naas (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • 3. Who do you want to be the next President of Ireland?

    The presidential candidates pictured on September 28 (Sasko Lazarov /Photocall Ireland)
  • 4. Do you have faith in homeopathy?

    Bottles of homeopathic remedies (ilovebutter on Flickr)
  • 5. Culture, politics and the freedom of speech

    Anti Israeli protesters and gardaí outside Filmbase in Temple Bar on November 24 (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
  • 6. The Presidential candidates' Vincent Browne debate

    Journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne (
  • 7. Should Ireland lift the ban on same-sex marriage?

    Lesley Fitzpatrick and Jade Downey take part in a 'march for marriage' to the Department of Justice in Dublin (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • 8. Homeopathy isn't just useless - in the wrong hands it's dangerous

    (downing.amanda on Flickr)
  • 9. Thousands to march for marriage equality in Dublin

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin on August 14 to march for civil marriage equality (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
  • 10. Immigrants in Ireland are 'under siege', say black community leaders

    Eric Yao, CEO, Africa Centre, Salome Mbugua, CEO, Akidwa and Clement Esebamen, IWABEC, calling on the Government to speak out to end racism in Ireland (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

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