LET’S FORGET ALL about any bad news in 2012 and concentrate on the good stuff.
Animal rescues, rappers, record-setting and sporting glory.
Here are some of our favourite moments:
The blind dog who was rescued from a pile of rubbish
Heartbreaking but with a wonderful ending
The Irish man who swam across seven oceans
West Cork man Steve Redmond swam seven open water channels for the Oceans7 challenge. Hero.
When Team Ireland returned home from the Olympics
They did us proud.
Ireland’s incredible Paralympics team
What a team.
The Cork rappers who owned Christmas
They worked with rapper GMC.
The quadraplegic woman who learned how to power a robotic arm
A truly incredible story.
Gardaí given their own Segways
Just zooming around.
The Minister who couldn’t stop laughing
A light moment in the Seanad.
The man who dressed up as a giraffe to do good deeds
We salute him.
The dog who learned how to walk again
Jasper the sausage dog was an animal miracle.
The Kildare boys who showed Ireland really has got talent
Meet Shyand and Rob, just 16 and 11.
The puppy that was rescued from the rising tide
Bam Bam gets rescued by a heroic sports instructor.
When the youngest TD told politicians to ‘chillax’
They had it coming.
Gangnam Style encourages children to eat
No wonder it’s the most popular video on YouTube.
Billy, the puppy who was saved from a puppy mill
One of the best videos of the year.