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# Surrealing in the Years

Surrealing in the Years: Good news! The weird online loudmouths are here to save Ireland
Thank you, Russell. Thank you, Tucker.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Surrealing in the Years: Dublin riot shatters many of our shared delusions about Ireland
We cannot allow this cynical vision of Ireland to consume us.
Last month
November 2023
Surrealing in the Years: Irish public knows the moral event horizon has been crossed in Gaza
Also this week: David Cameron and Ryan Tubridy prove that London is the city for comebacks.
Surrealing in the Years: Only Suella Braverman knows what on earth she meant by Ulster comments
Suella Braverman’s comments about Northern Ireland were so strange that nobody even knows how to respond.
Surrealing in the Years: Smaller venues not enough to hold Irish solidarity for Palestine
Irish politicians are facing pressure to take more concrete steps to push back against Israeli attacks.
This year
Surrealing in the Years: RTÉ should utilise 'surprise Dolly Parton' strategy more often
Also this week: flood defence situation doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it?
Surrealing in the Years: Thoughtless celebrity commentary on Gaza crisis will make things worse
Popular commentary on the crisis is leading us to the precipice of something even more dangerous.
Surrealing in the Years: Bedbug apocalypse the least of our worries when it comes to neighbours
We don’t want France’s bedbugs, but the UK is offering even worse.
Surrealing in the Years: Leo Varadkar is not good at pop culture references
Bono is going around calling us all frogs, by the way.
Surrealing in the Years: Has the establishment finally noticed the far-right?
The far-right have been doing this, in public, for months.
Surrealing in the Years: Legacy Bill apparently not as juicy as three old men
I was supposed to be off this week.
Surrealing in the Years: A modest proposal for a Donegal-Dublin Bay South constituency
More TDs! More TDs! More TDs!
Surrealing in the Years: Welcoming 40,000 American tourists by putting more guns on the streets
When was the last time you spent upwards of €200 at a Carroll’s gift shop?
Surrealing in the Years: Let's not forget how uncool the housing crisis makes us look
Nation lives with parents.
Surrealing in the Years: Get ready to hear about Covid again
Cue groans and possibly boos from the audience.
Surrealing in the Years: Micheál Martin heals us through the power of podcasting
Good news: everything is fine.
Surrealing in the Years: The week began with nationalist gold and only got weirder from there
Why do you have all of that gold? Why are you like this?
Surrealing in the Years: Yes, the profits are enormous, but that doesn't affect our price hikes
We almost got through the whole column without mentioning RTÉ!
Surrealing in the Years: The martyrdom of a humble Toy Man
Ryan Tubridy sees himself as a victim of recklessness with the public purse, rather than a longstanding beneficiary.
Surrealing in the Years: It's jollies all the way down at RTÉ as nation looks on in exasperation
Jollies on top of jollies.
Surrealing in the Years: RTÉ's existential crisis has united the nation like little else
A sort of Italia ’90 for poor corporate governance.
Surrealing in the Years: Between subs, Tubs and consultative forums, who knows where to look?
A slow news week.
Surrealing in the Years: Maybe the time for political stunts is now
Another week of outrages reminds us of the value of urgency.
Surrealing in the Years: Today is officially the day after tomorrow
Everybody’s gotta learn sometime.
Surrealing in the Years: Mood of country hard to gauge amid sunshine, worsening housing crisis
A snapshot of the state of us.