Irish people often think that things are done a little bit differently here than in other parts of the world.
While usually we may look at this in a positive light and think ‘thank goodness for that’ there are often times that members of the public are a little bewildered at some of the strange things that can happen in Ireland.
Many Irish people have taken to Twitter to let off some steam about the state of things in the country using the hashtag #HowWeDoThingsInIreland – as you might expect, although the gripes and anger were genuine the resulting tweets were often laced with biting Irish humour.
Here are some of our favourites.
Woman taking part in glorified beauty contest faces outrage for talking about women’s bodies #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Wendy Lyon (@wendylyon) August 28, 2016
Getting kicked off twitter for sharing Taoiseach’s publicly listed phone no. AFTER he invited people to call him.#HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— martinmcmahon (@williamhboney1) August 27, 2016
Turn €34 billion private bank debt into sovereign debt with a late night drunken vote in the Dail #HowwedothingsinIreland
— Wishy Bone (@DemocracyinDone) August 27, 2016
Using alcohol to experience what other countries would describe as ’emotions’#HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Ryan Cullen (@RyanCullen90) August 27, 2016
Wave goodbye to our children at airports then go home and vote for those who were the reason they had to leave #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Breda McCarthy (@BredaMac12) August 27, 2016
— AshbourneAnnie (@AshbourneAnnie) August 27, 2016
— Una Morris (@morrisquinn) August 27, 2016
A rape victim who aborts her pregnancy could serve 14 yrs gaol. She’d be in prison for longer than her rapist #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Mary Buckley (@marybuckley549) August 27, 2016
We fight the EU to stop them making Apple pay us billions in back taxes in the middle of a homelessness epidemic #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Jamie Hogan (@FCTwenteBenson) August 27, 2016
— wars win what……. (@babsbear) August 27, 2016
Changing the rules when it looks like political expenses might be made public by calling them “private papers” #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Ken Foxe (@kenfoxe) August 27, 2016
Send poor people to prison for debts while the bankers who ruined us laugh at us with huge pensions. #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— N.M.D (@zylon9) August 27, 2016
Spend millions on corruption tribunals but never arrest and charge the guilty. #HowWeDoThingsInIreland
— Time 4 Revolution (@Revolution_IRL) August 27, 2016
— Joan Byrne (@jemb123) August 27, 2016