Tuesday 25 June 2019

Week-ipedia - Twitter feed unclogs after Love/Hate finale

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge
Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus

It felt like the end of an era on Sunday night - no longer would Twitter be clogged up with Love/Hate comments from 9.30pm to 10.30pm. And a bunch of characters died too, as RTE's hugely successful crime drama came to a conclusion.

This was a particularly grisly episode. Great grist to the mill for the professionally outraged, though surprisingly, there wasn't too much 'doesn't this glorify violence?' nonsense.

Have we seen the last of Love/Hate? It's hard to see where the show will go without the Nidge-meister General. One online wag suggested "Architecture with Franno - he has a bone to pick with you" as a replacement.


Meanwhile in the world of charity, Bob Geldof and Bono were back in the news with the launch of Band Aid 30. The former is organising, the latter will be bellowing on the track itself. All in a good cause, for sure - although is any cause worth uniting Ed Sheeran and Coldplay on one hideous record?



Joan Burton

The Tánaiste was named Woman of the Year 2014 at the Irish Tatler Awards in recognition of her political achievements. These include: somehow managing to still have a career after the endless blunders of her party since being elected, and making Alex White seem like “the one that got away”.


People carrying a small amount of marijuana in New York may no longer face criminal charges, but a small fine. Happily, New York — with its countless eateries and 24-7 service ethos — is also an excellent place to be when you get the munchies.



The iconic Nokia name is no more, as Microsoft fully absorbed the Finnish company into its operations. Once a pioneer in mobile technology, Nokia has suffered badly since the advent of smartphones. It will be fondly remembered for that big brick one with the retractable aerial.


We’ve been warned of a severely bad winter, caused by a wind called the “Beast from the East”. This yoke will cause freezing temperatures and flooding, which to be honest sounds pretty much like the average Irish winter. And indeed, the average Irish summer.

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“Well, she said yes! Thank f**k!”

Vinny May of Kodaline announces his engagement to long-term girlfriend Carina Elliott with a romantic Tweet.


Dolores O'Riordan was arrested after an alleged incident on a plane:


Bad news for music fans. Dolores O'Riordan released from custody.

Siobhan's apparent death in Love/Hate brought out Tweeters' caring side:


Lest we forget the greatest tragedy tonight, Leighton will now be brought up by a woman whose every second word is chicken.

Ex-footballer Gordon McQueen criticised two Irish stars for not declaring for their country of birth, Scotland:

@frankthe tank_15

Pipe down now like a good lad. The two players obviously wanted to play for a country whose govt wasn't in London

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody committed to staying on in 2015:

@Niallzdacraic Fs

man you'll be dead and in the coffin and you'll still be managing them

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