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Turns Out Irish People Are Fairly Filthy Compared To Our European Neighbours

By Sarah

February 1, 2018 at 11:39am


Think about how many times throughout the day you touch something that has been handled by a stranger... Getting your change back in the shop, someone making you a wrap in the deli or even eating a pizza that has been shaped and stretched by two hands. 

Lots, right? Now think about the fact that only 74% of Irish people wash their hands after using the toilet. 

Basically, for every 10 interactions you have with someone, almost three of them are probs passing germs and - more than likely - feaces. 


According to a report by Gallup International, a good 96% of people in Bosnia and Herzegovina wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet compared to 56% of Italians. 

Ireland is pretty rotten compared to quite a lot of our European neighbours...

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Please people, just wash your goddamn hands. 

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