Us Irish have always been a bunch who wear our hearts on our sleeve.
While this is generally an admirable trait, sometimes it means that emotions spill over a little too easily.
Which is why we sometimes turn fairly mundane news events into national and international scandals.
How many of these do you remember and which ones have we left out? Let us know in the comments.
1. Bertie's yellow suit
Say what you want about the man, he knows how to capture attention.
Here he is representing the European Union as part of Ireland's presidency duties, at the G8 leaders' summit in 2004.
Bertie vows to put on the yellow suit again if Ireland dares to think of leaving the EU.
So maybe we'd better stay. pic.twitter.com/tuyi0iVxf2
— Póló (@irlpol) July 22, 2016
2. The Saipan incident
Roy Keane vs Mick McCarthy. Who's side were you on?
This was the football row which split the nation and spawned countless books, musicals and indeed punch-ups.
Has there ever been a more anticipated interview on Irish TV than this?
3. The Garth Brooks fiasco
Legendary Country Music singer cancels five Irish gigs due to disagreement with Drumcondra residents. Of course.
4. Brian Cowen's weary radio interview
The Taoiseach was "somewhere between drunk and hungover," according to accusations bandied about in many circles.
5. The man who slipped on the ice
He remains a national hero to this day.
6. Michaela McCollum's hun bun
The rather serious allegations of drug smuggling were overshadowed by the Tyrone woman's hairdo.
7. When Barack Obama drank a pint in Offaly
You could hear a pin drop around the country as Barry took his first sip of the black stuff.
8. The 2016 Olympic ticketing scandal
When Pat Hickey got arrested in a Brazil and answered the hotel door like only an Irishman can. In the nip.
9. When Brian left Westlife
Cue mass hysteria as the the quintet became a quartet.
10. That time we sent a turkey to the Eurovision
Basically just for the craic.
— Emmett Lynch (@Sir_Harpington) March 13, 2017
11. And finally, when a load of sheep were stolen from Kerry.
And no one could understand this fella's accent.
Gardaí in Co Kerry are investigating the theft of up to 60 sheep on Mount Brandon pic.twitter.com/85bJRIGrsb
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) April 9, 2017