first_imgVideo: RTÉWhen this man dressed as Commander Hadfield for the Dublin City MarathonThe astronaut even sent him a thank-you message.HMV reopened after we thought we’d never get it backGoodbye, HMV Grafton St. Pic: Niall Carson/PA WireWe thought it was gone forever. We were wrong.The hurler who was told he’d never play again – but didGood man, Conor Phelan.(nemetonSPORT/YouTube)When Superquinn assured us their sausages were not going to disappearNothing is going to change. NOTHING.When someone got back at a sexist ‘UCC birds’ Facebook page by setting one up about actual birdsAnd no one got into a flap about it. Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill teamed up, and everyone was happy!All credit to the bad cop and bad bad cop.Video: GodTVOfficialChannel/YouTubeWhen an engagement ring was found after being lost in LidlGood Samaritans rule.The film director who wouldn’t let Motor Neuron Disease stop him Simon Fitzmaurice is determined to make his first feature film, My Name is Emily, and his family are there every step of the way.When this autism assistance dog was found after going missing for 24 hours. The Ennis dog warden even stayed up overnight to look for Darcy the dog.Pic: Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland Emotional homecomingsIs someone chopping onions over there? No one does reunions like us. ( Here’s what the world searched for in 2013> IRELAND: SHE HAS her moments, but sometimes things happen that really make her shine.2013 had its ups and downs, but there were plenty of times that restored our faith in this small isle, just when things were getting a bit rough.Here’s some of our favourite moments.The hot summer weather that took us all by surpriseWe were very surprised.(Pic: Imgur)But we LOVED it. (Yes, that’s Ireland)We really, really loved it.Looking at the late Donal Walsh’s incredible legacyThe young teen sadly was fighting cancer, but selflessly did lots of work to try and curb the rate of teen suicide. (HSE Ireland/YouTube)When a family rescued 30 sharks on a beachYes, sharks.(jeffgartland1/YouTube)… And this dog was rescued after falling down a cliff in Dublin.(His name was Luca)When 40 neighbours stopped three men burgling the home of an elderly manThey put them under citizen’s arrest.Pic: Google Street ViewWhen Ireland’s women’s rugby team won the Grand SlamLegends.last_img