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# review-2011 - Monday 2 January, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: It hasn’t been an easy Christmas – but the best traditions remain Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011) TheJournal.ie

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The ‘is that a real story?’ stories of the year Weird Stories

The ‘is that a real story?’ stories of the year

*Who* was eaten by badgers…?

# review-2011 - Saturday 31 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie RIP: The people who died in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

RIP: The people who died in 2011

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

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules remembers 2011 Fun

Column: Cardinal Rules remembers 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie 2011 a “time of great challenge and progress”, says Obama USA

2011 a “time of great challenge and progress”, says Obama

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.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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

From The Daily Edge Un-smooth criminals: nine not-so-clever crimes committed in 2011 Review 2011

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

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.

From The Daily Edge 13 fabulously cringetastic moments of the year Scarlet This post contains videos

13 fabulously cringetastic moments of the year

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

From The Daily Edge Open thread: What are you glad to see the back of in 2011? Let Us Know

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

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.

From The Daily Edge Top 25 hits of the US – in one mash-up Review 2011 This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 2011: The Year in Numbers Review 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers

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

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that you searched for in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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

From The Daily Edge The best memes of 2011 Meme This post contains images

The best memes of 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators Review 2011

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

And who might be under threat in 2012…

From TheJournal.ie Obama, Cloyne and an ‘elderly poet’: how the world’s media saw Ireland in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

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

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

From The Daily Edge Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011 Roads

Top 5 most memorable moments in Irish traffic in 2011

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.

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories that got you talking in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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

From Business ETC Recessions, downgrades and Super Mario – 2011: the year in money Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

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.

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you shared on Facebook in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Video: 2011 – the year in gaffes Review 2011 This post contains videos

Video: 2011 – the year in gaffes

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

From TheJournal.ie 14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 TheJournal.ie stories you tweeted in 2011

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

From The Daily Edge Watch this incredible mashup of the films of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

Watch this incredible mashup of the films of 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie 2011: The year of resignations Bye Bye

2011: The year of resignations

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 Time Out This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meow! Insults, catfights and Twitter: the top feuds of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

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

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

From Business ETC #ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags Review 2011

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

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

From The Daily Edge Splitsville: celebrity breakups of 2011 Broken Hearts This post contains images

Splitsville: celebrity breakups of 2011

We say we don’t care but we kinda do.

From TheJournal.ie New words: the official* glossary of 2011 New Words

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*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

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

From TheJournal.ie What’s on? Christmas TV for every mood On The Box

What’s on? Christmas TV for every mood

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

From TheJournal.ie Top six comebacks of 2011 Review 2011

Top six comebacks of 2011

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

From TheJournal.ie It wasn’t all bad: 13 ‘good news’ stories from 2011 Review 2011 This post contains videos

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

The nicer side of the news…

From The Daily Edge 2011’s top 7 lucky escapes Review 2011 This post contains videos

2011’s top 7 lucky escapes

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 Developing Story This post contains images

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

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

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