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#Review 2011

# review-2011 - Monday 2 January, 2012

Column: It hasn’t been an easy Christmas – but the best traditions remain
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Column: It hasn’t been an easy Christmas – but the best traditions remain

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 9 Views 1 Comment

TheJournal.ie’s regular columnist Lisa McInerney finds that Christmas 2011 was a muted affair – but there were some traditions that we should be glad we’re rid of.

# review-2011 - Sunday 1 January, 2012

All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
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All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)

Jan 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 6,516 Views 18 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.

Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from TheJournal.ie
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Read Me: The year’s best opinion pieces from TheJournal.ie

Jan 1st 2012, 1:00 PM 110 Views 4 Comments

Thought-provoking, moving, controversial: Our pick of the top ten Read Mes from 2011.

The 'is that a real story?' stories of the year
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The 'is that a real story?' stories of the year

Jan 1st 2012, 11:00 AM 20,979 Views 5 Comments

*Who* was eaten by badgers…?

# review-2011 - Saturday 31 December, 2011

RIP: The people who died in 2011
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RIP: The people who died in 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 6:00 PM 11,596 Views 63 Comments

From Garret FitzGerald to Steve Jobs, we take a look at some of the people from politics, entertainment and sport who died this year.

Column: Cardinal Rules remembers 2011
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Column: Cardinal Rules remembers 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 5:00 PM 12 Views 16 Comments

The Pope’s stunt double, liveblogging the British royal wedding, a politican and an inflatable penis – good times, my flock, good times.

2011 a "time of great challenge and progress", says Obama
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2011 a "time of great challenge and progress", says Obama

Dec 31st 2011, 3:14 PM 1,373 Views 5 Comments

The President of the United States made his New Year’s address today, telling Americans that the country can help create jobs and grow the economy by working together.

In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011
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In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 3:00 PM 4,319 Views 3 Comments

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

Un-smooth criminals: nine not-so-clever crimes committed in 2011
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Un-smooth criminals: nine not-so-clever crimes committed in 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 1:00 PM 4,710 Views 1 Comment

Think criminals had to be smart to try and escape the clutches of the law? Turns out you don’t have to be very smart at all, as this motley crew proved.

13 fabulously cringetastic moments of the year
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13 fabulously cringetastic moments of the year

Dec 31st 2011, 11:00 AM 9,875 Views 2 Comments

Politicians in particular excelled at making a show of themselves – even when they are not intending to.

Open thread: What are you glad to see the back of in 2011?
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Open thread: What are you glad to see the back of in 2011?

Dec 31st 2011, 10:20 AM 2,501 Views 42 Comments

It wasn’t a GREAT year, to be fair. Let it all out (and let it go) and tell us what bothered you in 2011.

Top 25 hits of the US - in one mash-up
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Top 25 hits of the US - in one mash-up

Dec 31st 2011, 9:27 AM 2,404 Views 1 Comment

This is what has us dancing in TheJournal.ie’s office this morning…

2011: The Year in Numbers
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2011: The Year in Numbers

Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,071 Views 4 Comments

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

# review-2011 - Friday 30 December, 2011

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011

Dec 30th 2011, 7:00 PM 4,266 Views 1 Comment

What do Darron Gibson, Olivia O’Leary, Brian Lenihan and the ‘super-moon’ all have in common? You’re about to find out…

The best memes of 2011
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The best memes of 2011

Dec 30th 2011, 6:00 PM 11,279 Views 12 Comments

Remember Nyan Cat, Scumbag Steve and the Dating Site Murderer? Time to look back on the most popular memes of 2011…

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
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Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,756 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011
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Obama, Cloyne and an 'elderly poet': how the world's media saw Ireland in 2011

Dec 30th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,280 Views 2 Comments

It’s been an eventful year for the nation, here’s how the international media saw the big events.

# review-2011 - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011
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Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011

Dec 29th 2011, 8:21 PM 10,130 Views 15 Comments

From Obama’s visit to a truck that spilled mayonnaise all over a road, we take a look at some of the standout moments in traffic on Ireland’s roads in 2011.

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011

Dec 29th 2011, 7:00 PM 3,866 Views 3 Comments

Alternative medicine, the Gaza flotilla and same-sex marriages – these are the stories that sparked the most debate in 2011.

Who said that? TheJournal.ie’s 2011 Quotes Quiz
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Who said that? TheJournal.ie’s 2011 Quotes Quiz

Dec 29th 2011, 6:00 PM 4,290 Views 2 Comments

We’ve picked out the highlights of the year in quotations. But which public figure said them?

Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money
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Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario - 2011: the year in money

Dec 29th 2011, 10:58 AM 1,444 Views 5 Comments

2011 may be remembered in future as the year we sorted out the financial crisis – or the year in which it grew beyond our control.

# review-2011 - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
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In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,729 Views 6 Comments

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you shared on Facebook in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you shared on Facebook in 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 11:00 AM 5,995 Views 0 Comments

Pizza is a vegetable, a pet rescue in the Liffey and the tragedy of one young woman’s lonely death – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Facebook friends.

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
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Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

Dec 28th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,413 Views 2 Comments

From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.

# review-2011 - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011
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14 game-changing moments of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,114 Views 8 Comments

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011
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Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 3:00 PM 3,430 Views 2 Comments

Gay mice, a footballer leaving Twitter and an April Fools’ joke – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Twitter followers.

Watch this incredible mashup of the films of 2011
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Watch this incredible mashup of the films of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 2:49 PM 2,383 Views 0 Comments

The beautiful video showcases 2011 film like you’ve never seen it.

2011: The year of resignations
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2011: The year of resignations

Dec 27th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,813 Views 1 Comment

Undone by sex scandals, economic failures, uprisings and other controversies, an astonishing number of high-profile figures resigned from their various posts in the past 12 months.

Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past
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Back to the future 2: our writers look forward to 2012... and reflect on the year just past

Dec 27th 2011, 9:54 AM 1,391 Views 0 Comments

Sean O’Brien facts, Trap’s cat is in the sack and Jo Canning bringing sexy back. Join us by the fore for a chat.

# review-2011 - Monday 26 December, 2011

Meow! Insults, catfights and Twitter: the top feuds of 2011
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Meow! Insults, catfights and Twitter: the top feuds of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 7:00 PM 6,295 Views 13 Comments

Family tension getting to you today? Don’t panic – it could be worse. Check out all these catty moments from 2011…

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
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#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,340 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
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In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,834 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

Splitsville: celebrity breakups of 2011
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Splitsville: celebrity breakups of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 1:00 PM 4,819 Views 4 Comments

We say we don’t care but we kinda do.

New words: the official* glossary of 2011
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New words: the official* glossary of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 10:00 AM 4,265 Views 3 Comments

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

Back to the future: our writers reflect on the year just past... and look forward to 2012
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Back to the future: our writers reflect on the year just past... and look forward to 2012

Dec 26th 2011, 8:28 AM 950 Views 1 Comment

So how was it for you? Join our writers for a moment of quiet reflection – and an auto-tuned Trap.

What's on? Christmas TV for every mood
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What's on? Christmas TV for every mood

Dec 26th 2011, 8:00 AM 2,303 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s roundup of what is on the box today (even if you are feeling more Bah! Humbug! rather than Ho!Ho!Ho!

# review-2011 - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Top six comebacks of 2011
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Top six comebacks of 2011

Dec 25th 2011, 5:00 PM 6,525 Views 14 Comments

Who made a comeback this year? From politicians to pop stars, we take a look at the top six.

It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011
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It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011

Dec 25th 2011, 4:00 PM 5,980 Views 14 Comments

The nicer side of the news…

2011's top 7 lucky escapes
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2011's top 7 lucky escapes

Dec 25th 2011, 3:00 PM 7,037 Views 21 Comments

There were numerous lucky people this year who escaped from car crashes, plummeting helicopters, speeding trains and more. We have some of the most jaw-dropping videos here.

Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months
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Gallery: here’s 83 of our favourite sports pictures from the past 12 months

Dec 25th 2011, 9:21 AM 7,990 Views 8 Comments

It was quite a year – this is how 2011 looked through your favourite sports photographers’ lenses.

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