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IN PICS:'s winners and losers of 2012

Who came out on top, and who was bringing up the rear? Here are our picks for the winners and losers of the year.

WELL, IT’S BEEN a busy year around the world – the Olympic Games, a US Election and a continuing debt crisis in the EU.

And it hasn’t been quiet in Ireland either with much wrangling over the nation’s abortion laws, a controversial Budget and the ever-dramatic fallout from the Quinn Group’s business dealings.

For some, it was a year they’ll look back on with happiness and pride. For others, it was a twelve months they’d probably rather forget. takes a look at the winners and losers of 2012:

IN PICS:'s winners and losers of 2012
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  • GOOD YEAR - Michael D Higgins

  • BAD YEAR - Labour

  • GOOD YEAR - Olympians and Paralympians

  • GOOD YEAR - London

  • BAD YEAR - Seán Fitzpatrick

  • GOOD YEAR - Hillsborough Activists

  • BAD YEAR - David Petraeus

  • GOOD YEAR - Boris Johnson

  • BAD YEAR - Minister James Reilly

  • GOOD YEAR - Barack Obama

  • BAD YEAR - The BBC

  • GOOD YEAR - Channing Tatum

  • BAD YEAR - the Apple Maps Team

  • GOOD YEAR - Niall Horan (and the rest of One Direction)

  • GOOD YEAR - Nate Silver

  • BAD YEAR - Seán Quinn and Family

  • GOOD YEAR - Carly Rae Jepsen

  • BAD YEAR - Mick Wallace

  • GOOD YEAR - Psy

  • MIXED YEAR - Instagram

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