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7 Entirely Irish Things Only 80s Kids Can Relate To!

7 Entirely Irish Things Only 80s Kids Can Relate To!

Being born in the 1980’s in Ireland many would call a special privilege. You’re part of an amazing group that understands the struggles of rewinding VHS tapes, recording your favourite… Read more »

Dun Laoghaire Man Saved On Bin Charges By Living In Filth

Dun Laoghaire Man Saved On Bin Charges By Living In Filth

Are you worried that your monthly outgoings may increase with the introduction of the new pay by weight rubbish collection service that comes into effect this summer? Well fear not,… Read more »

Fadia Harpenter’s Dublin Diary – A Hectic Week Back At Work!

Fadia Harpenter’s Dublin Diary – A Hectic Week Back At Work!

I had such a hard week back at work. It was so hard I feel like I deserve another holiday! I had to work for 2 hours on Tuesday! Which wasn’t… Read more »

Wallace Released After Agreeing To Build Italian Quarter In Limerick Prison

Wallace Released After Agreeing To Build Italian Quarter In Limerick Prison

After spending only a few short hours in prison, Mick Wallace Released has been released, on the condition that he builds an Italian quarter at the back of Limerick Prison… Read more »

Dangerous Seagulls Main Importer Of Heroin In Ireland

Dangerous Seagulls Main Importer Of Heroin In Ireland

An investigation involving the Gardaí, Interpol and the Revenue Commissioners, has discovered that a criminal gang of Seagulls, tormenting people in Dublin, are in fact the largest importers of heroin into Ireland…. Read more »

TRAGIC: Dublin Man’s Holiday Ruined After He Forgets Tricolour

TRAGIC: Dublin Man’s Holiday Ruined After He Forgets Tricolour

Tragic news is coming out of Majorca today, as reports confirm that a Dublin man’s holiday has been ruined, after he left his tricolour at home in Dublin.  By Cormac… Read more »

Pope Francis To Meet With Victims of Garth Brooks Tragedy

Pope Francis To Meet With Victims of Garth Brooks Tragedy

Pope Francis has spoken out over the controversial cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts and has agreed to meet those victims who have been affected by the recent tragedy.  By… Read more »

Gerry Adams Set To Cover Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me”

Gerry Adams Set To Cover Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me”

It has emerged today that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, current being questioned in relation to the murder of Jean McConville, is to release his own cover of Shaggy’s hit… Read more »

Iona Institute Protesting Against Gay Penguins

Iona Institute Protesting Against Gay Penguins

Labelled as Ireland’s first gay penguin couple, Penelope and Missy are now the focus of an anti-gay marriage protest. The same-sex pair, who reside at their polar ice home in… Read more »

Patrick Nulty Takes ‘The Fear’ To A Whole New Level

Patrick Nulty Takes ‘The Fear’ To A Whole New Level

People are in awe today of disgraced, former independent TD Patrick Nulty, as he has taken The Fear, to an entirely new level.  By Cormac Moore Many people have experienced the… Read more »

Reported Sightings of the Rare Irish 18-25 Year-Old

Reported Sightings of the Rare Irish 18-25 Year-Old

Various sources are confirming an increase in reported sightings of the once-common Irish 18-25 Year-Old. This has fuelled speculation that the Irish 18-25 Year-Old population – thought to be in… Read more »

Thousands Expected To Picket Fred Phelps Funeral

Thousands Expected To Picket Fred Phelps Funeral

Thousands of people from all over America are expected to show up and picket the former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church’s funeral.  By Cormac Moore Fred Phelps was considered… Read more »

Christian Student Pranks Entire NUIG By Running For Equality Officer

Christian Student Pranks Entire NUIG By Running For Equality Officer

A Christian student Enoch Burke, attending NUI Galway, has pranked the entire college by fooling them into thinking that he actually wanted to be elected the student’s equality officer. By… Read more »

Revealed: Irish Aural Tapes Using Breaking Bad

Revealed: Irish Aural Tapes Using Breaking Bad

Leaked Irish aural tapes from this year’s Leaving Certificate have revealed that the State Examinations Commission has used Breaking Bad on one of their examination tapes for this years course…. Read more »

Single Woman Claims Valentines Day Is ‘Just a Commercial Holiday Anyway’

Single Woman Claims Valentines Day Is ‘Just a Commercial Holiday Anyway’

Single woman Siobhan Riordan, has today claimed that St. Valentines Day is nothing more than a marketing stunt by large companies to help them boost sales.  By Cormac Moore Speaking… Read more »

Consultants Launch Irish Water By Pissing Into Water Supply

Consultants Launch Irish Water By Pissing Into Water Supply

Irish Water was officially launched today, where the overpaid consultants celebrated the occasion by pissing in the water supply. By Cormac Moore The controversial move came as the marketing team,… Read more »

Kerryman Quits Over C-Word

Kerryman Quits Over C-Word

A Kerry man has claimed that he resigned from his Dublin bar job after being “taunted” with degrading remarks about his ‘cultural’ rural origins. Or “Culchie” for short. By Tom… Read more »

John Waters Victim of Vicious “Straight Bashing” Attack

John Waters Victim of Vicious “Straight Bashing” Attack

Journalist John Waters, the man who claims that allowing gay marriage could be “potentially destructive of the very fabric of Irish society”, has been a vicitim of a recent “Straight… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – January 25th

The Weekly Mash Up – January 25th

This week saw the shock exit of an Irish model from a photo shoot, Bill Murray doing whatever he wants and protests over the ending of RTE’s Amber.  Those and… Read more »

Deadline For Dumping Your Partner Before Valentines Day Approaches

Deadline For Dumping Your Partner Before Valentines Day Approaches

The government has declared this coming Sunday to be the last day it is acceptable to break up with your partner before Valentines Day, without being put on the countries… Read more »

Dáil Protest March Planned Over Horrific Ending Of Amber

Dáil Protest March Planned Over Horrific Ending Of Amber

The four part TV show about a teenage Irish girl from Sandyford, who goes missing never to be seen again has sparked outrage because the ending was left ‘open to… Read more »

Garth Brooks To Perform “Standing Outside The Spire” Special

Garth Brooks To Perform “Standing Outside The Spire” Special

Legendary country singer Garth Brooks today announced that he will be bringing his tour to Ireland later in the year.  By Cormac Moore The news came as a delight to… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – January 18th

The Weekly Mash Up – January 18th

Paul Kiely is revealed as Ireland’s biggest prick, Castleknock residents campaign for a southside postal code and Nadia Forde is linked with one boy genius. Those and the rest of… Read more »

Man Who Joined Gym Last Week Now An Expert On Everything

Man Who Joined Gym Last Week Now An Expert On Everything

Only a week into his New Years Resolution to get fit and lose some weight, boisterous tub o’ guts Floyd Sackett has announced he has become a God damn expert… Read more »

Goverment Launch The Young Bondholder Of The Year Award

Goverment Launch The Young Bondholder Of The Year Award

As part of the medium term economic plan being announced this afternoon, it appears the government are going to launch a national initiative, aimed at getting more young Irish people… Read more »

Central Remedial Clinic Launch Christmas Top Up Appeal

Central Remedial Clinic Launch Christmas Top Up Appeal

The Central Remedial Clinic has launched it’s first ever annual Christmas Top Up Appeal! The Christmas appeal aims to help raise much needed funds for senior management, who can’t seem… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – November 15th

The Weekly Mash Up – November 15th

Fashion bloggers, billion dollars declines, changes to the driving test and more. All your biggest news stories, right here on The Weekly Mash Up. Snapchat Founder Confirmed As Being Dumbest… Read more »

Dublin Commuters To Start Smelling Better From Tomorrow

Dublin Commuters To Start Smelling Better From Tomorrow

Dublin’s public transport users are expected to start smelling better from tomorrow as water restrictions in the evenings are to be eased. Problems at the Ballymore Eustrace Water Treatment Plant had… Read more »

Listen Back | Gang Called The ‘HSE’ Taking Irish Children | Podcast

Listen Back | Gang Called The ‘HSE’ Taking Irish Children | Podcast

Cormac talks to Chris and Ciara on The Cracked i on iRadio about the recent incidents in which a gang, calling themselves the HSE was involved in a number of… Read more »

Listen Back | Brazilian Spider Trafficking On the Cracked i | Podcast

Listen Back | Brazilian Spider Trafficking On the Cracked i | Podcast

Cormac recently spoke to Chris Greene on iRadio’s The Cracked i about the horrific incident of the Brazilian spider that was illegally trafficked from her banana home in South America… Read more »

Brazilian Spider Horrified At Waking Up In South London Home

Brazilian Spider Horrified At Waking Up In South London Home

A Brazilian Wandering Spider has spoken out about her shock at waking up with her children in London after being kidnapped from their banana home in South America. The mother… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – October 18th

The Weekly Mash Up – October 18th

Offending the Japanese, crimelords working with the government and dead people protesting, all on The Weekly Mash Up. Japanese Right’s Group Protest Over Love/Hate The ISPCAJ has hit out at… Read more »

John Gilligan To Launch Government’s DrugBridge Scheme

John Gilligan To Launch Government’s DrugBridge Scheme

Why was notorious criminal John Gilligan released on the same day as Budget 2014? It would appear that there is a very good reason for that, that The Potato can… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – October 12th

The Weekly Mash Up – October 12th

A week dominated by outrage over the fictional shooting of a cat, here are the top stories from around the country on The Weekly Mash Up. Exclusive: Interview With The… Read more »

One Direction Change Tour Date For Holy Communion Families

One Direction Change Tour Date For Holy Communion Families

One Direction have decided to change their Irish tour date next year to help accommodate three families in Limerick, who have children doing their Holy Communion on the same day… Read more »

Man Who Stole Radioactive Material Doesn’t Get Superpowers

Man Who Stole Radioactive Material Doesn’t Get Superpowers

It is emerging that the robbery of radioactive material from a location in Swords at the end of September, was fuelled by the criminal’s desire to obtain superpowers, The Potato… Read more »

Government Planning 2nd Seanad Referendum Already

Government Planning 2nd Seanad Referendum Already

Updated 16:30 With the No vote winning the referendum, leaked reports from inside government offices, show that plans are already being made to hold a second referendum to abolish the… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – September 27th

The Weekly Mash Up – September 27th

The All Ireland, pints of Guinness and a group of famous people you’ve never heard of taking part in a TV3 reality show. That and more on The Weekly Mash… Read more »

International Geopolitics With Francois Hollande

International Geopolitics With Francois Hollande

We here at the thepotato.ie understand the world is a complicated and confusing place. Especially when your priorities are getting the shift (at least) and distracting your current employer from… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – September 13th

The Weekly Mash Up – September 13th

Friday the 13th brings us to a close in a week that saw Louis Walsh appointed Ireland manager, Trap taking up the reigns at a chipper and HMV welcoming back… Read more »

Junior Doctors To Get Their Own Free Private Bars

Junior Doctors To Get Their Own Free Private Bars

In an attempt to avert strike action by junior doctors later this month, the government have offered to install free private bars in every hospital in the country.  The Irish… Read more »

SHOCKING: Sharp Increase in Cases of Gaelic’s Disease

SHOCKING: Sharp Increase in Cases of Gaelic’s Disease

A condition known as Gaelic’s Disease is taking hold of populations in Cork, Clare, Mayo and Dublin. Usually dormant throughout most of the year, Gaelic’s Disease reaches a threatening intensity… Read more »

UN Leaders to Meet to Discuss Correct Pronunciation of Hezbollah

UN Leaders to Meet to Discuss Correct Pronunciation of Hezbollah

Senior members of the United nations are to meet later today to discuss once and for all the correct pronunciation of Hezbollah. With the Islamic group in the news due… Read more »

13 Foolproof Ways To Be Popular At Electric Picnic

13 Foolproof Ways To Be Popular At Electric Picnic

Just as important as securing yourself a ticket for this years Electric Picnic festival is making sure that everyone else there thinks you’re cool and popular. If you’re struggling to… Read more »

Teacher Exhausted After Long Day Of Reading Answers From Back Of Book

Teacher Exhausted After Long Day Of Reading Answers From Back Of Book

A 27 year old newly appointed maths teacher in a south Dublin secondary school, has today returned home exhausted after a long and hard day reading answers from the back… Read more »

Cat Dreams Of Being Next Big Internet Sensation

Cat Dreams Of Being Next Big Internet Sensation

Coco, a 2 year old cat living in Dublin is hoping to one day become the next big cat sensation on the Internet. She is hoping to follow in the… Read more »

Tolls To Be Introduced On Busy City Centre Paths

Tolls To Be Introduced On Busy City Centre Paths

A new initiative being launched by the Department of Transport will see several paths in Dublin’s City Centre become tolled, meaning that pedestrians will have to fork out money to… Read more »

First Year’s Bag Weighs More Than He Does

First Year’s Bag Weighs More Than He Does

12 year old Scott Thompson was today left shocked and upset to find out that the bag he needs for big school weighs more than he actually does. Scott was… Read more »

The Weekly Mash Up – August 23

The Weekly Mash Up – August 23

Roses, potatoes and Guinness. All the top Irish news stories this week on the Weekly Mash Up: No Famine No Cry | Music Video The 7 Lad Types You Play… Read more »

Diaego Set To Win Arthur Guinness Projects

Diaego Set To Win Arthur Guinness Projects

With the final few days of the Arthur Guinness Projects rolling in, it appears that Diageo are on course to be the clear cut winners from the entire competition. The… Read more »

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