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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 dogs, government promises and our Eurovision dreams ending before they began.

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The 5 most popular comments this week:

1. A flight was delayed after a passenger suspected an ivy league professor was a terrorist because he was writing a maths equation on the plane. John Brennan commented:

So he was carrying Weapons of Math Destruction?

That comment got 2,283 likes.

2.  A woman in London was sent home from work for not wearing high heels to the office. She started an online petition which got over 80,000 signatures. The company soon backed down on their footwear policy. Mono Official supports the woman and said:

Good for her, what a stupid rule.

1,225 other people agreed.

3. Irish MEP Sean Kelly was left behind in Dublin airport, after his flight was over-booked and there was no seat on the plane for him. Tom Collins said:

It’s amazing how important something is when it happens to you.

His comment got 1,203 likes.

4. On Thursday night Nicky Byrne failed to qualify for the finals of the Eurovision song contest. Ted Logan gave this one-word comment to sum up the matter perfectly.


1,125 others gave it a green thumb.

5. Meath councillor Alan Tobin caused a stir at the start of the week, when he posted on Facebook saying he was “absolutely delighted” a sign warning about certain dog breeds has been erected in his constituency. Amy Ni Dhaltuin shared her opinions on the matter.

Any dog can bite any child. I have a dog who is not a restricted dog (terrier\cavalier king charles) and we wouldnt trust him with kids so we don’t let him near them. Its called being responsible for your dog. You need to be aware of your dogs personality and not stick your head in the sand thinking it wont hurt anyone. It could if provoked or maybe a child grabbed it. Just have a bit of common sense.

1,123 others liked her comment.

The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week 

1. Poll: Are you in favour of wind turbines?  (281 comments)

2. Ireland is already out of the Eurovision (256 comments)

3. Enda Kenny tells new ministers to pay their water charges (249 comments)

4. Poll: Should restricted dogs be kept as family pets? (244 comments)

5. ‘They said next time they’ll kill us’: Thugs attack Afghan family in Dublin (232 comments)

Standout comments

It happens to the best of us, but Peter Quincy Taggrt thought of one more sign that you’re turning into your dad:

No mention of keeping small sticks for stirring paint?

With Darkness into Light happening across the country last Saturday, Pat Maher spoke about his personal experience.

Lost my brother to suicide late last year, still can’t believe it and still miss him every day and always will, he was only 28. I didn’t participate this year as for me the emotions are still too raw but seeing the turnout gives me hope. I’ll be there next year.

After a second case of measles was confirmed in Ireland for the year so far, the HSE said most Irish people have nothing to worry about because they are vaccinated. Paddy Ryan commented saying:

But some beauty queen on t’interwebs said my kid might grow two heads….

Goes to show, don’t believe everything you read online.

On Thursday a car fell into a sinkhole in London.

Joe Murphy came out with this witty line.

The police are looking into it..

Star Wars crew began construction of what looks to be a Millenium Falcon in Donegal during the week.

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Paddy Ryan has a bit of a rebel streak in him, it would seem:

Handy for running contraband across the border. Can it do the Derry run in less than 12 parsecs ?

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