Sometimes, watching the news can be a traumatic experience. Luckily, Irish Twitter is always close at hand to put a comical spin on things.
The details of the 2022 budget were revealed yesterday, with free contraception for women under 25, the €5 increase in welfare payments and half price public transport for young people all proving to be big topics of conversation.
Look. I won't be commenting too much on the subject. I'm not a money expert or an economist, and I don't have a notion what kind of difference an increase of €50 for income tax credits actually makes. Something I do know, is how to round up the funniest tweets on any given subject. It's the thing that brings me the most joy in life. So without further ado, here's a list of some of the best responses to yesterdays budget news.
— Niamh O'Donoghue (@Niamh_Not_Neeme) October 12, 2021
— Thomas Pringle T.D. (@ThomasPringleTD) October 12, 2021
Free contraception in #Budget22 restricted to 17-25 year olds. Cos Irish adults stop having sex after 25 when they have to move back in with the parents to save for a house until the end of time.
— Oliver Callan (@olivercallan) October 12, 2021
Free contraception for women between the ages of 17-25? Hasn’t that always been the case considering we can’t move out of our parents box room? #Budget2022
— Ní-ubh Daltún (@niamhdalto) October 12, 2021
— The Foggy Jew (@HMcEvansoneya) October 12, 2021
— Ian Lowry (@IanFlintLowry) October 12, 2021
And of course, an honourable mention to all the comedic video responses:
If we don't laugh we'll cry, am I right kids?
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