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#RunAwayWithMeme is the Carly Rae-Jepsen hashtag we never knew we needed.

If you haven't spotted it on Twitter and Vine yet, it basically involves splicing the opening chords of Carly's song Run Away With Me over different videos.

Like this GENIUS version with Xtina…


Or this Simpsons one…

But the best (and most Irish) #RunAwayWithMeme efforts we've seen yet were inspired by today's 1916 Easter Sunday Parade.

Just LOOK:

And again:

Kudos to Twitter user Patrick Kavanagh for these. And if you still haven't had enough, here are a few more of our faves…



One Defence Forces officer is going to get a serious talking to later on, we reckon.

RTÉ cameras have been following the progress of the Easter Sunday 1916 Parade, which is taking a 4km route through the streets of Dublin and past some of the key sites of the 1916 Rising.

But one lad stopped to take a phone call at just the wrong moment, with the cameras capturing him chatting away as President Michael D. Higgins walked past.


Bet that's the last time he brings his phone to work…


Since we were young in school the 1916 Rising and Michael Collins were two things that were drilled into our brains.

And with the 1916 commemorations in full swing, it seems to be something on everyone's minds at the moment.

As you can see, Irish guys aren't the best with chat-up lines (Niall Horan can hardly even string one together).

So, Tom decided to use a very cheeky, yet patriotic chat-up line while trying to woo Shauna on Tinder.

As shown, Tom's first attempt to talk to his lady in October failed, but as Joe.ie noticed, he certainly bounced back with his one-liner:

Fair play Tom. We think a round of applause us needed.



Liam Neeson is very proud about his involvement in an upcoming docu-series as part of the 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations. 

Speaking to Marian Finucane on RTE Radio 1 this morning, the taken star revealed he had to develop his own interest in Irish history. 

"We did not learn about our Irish history and it was only when I was at Queen’s University at 19, and the old internment was introduced and the horrors that were happening then were coming to a head, that I started to educate myself about the history of my country."

Liam is narrating the upcoming series, written and produced by historian Briona Nic Dhiarmada and the 63-year-old admitted that he was taken aback by some of the things uncovered during the course of making the documentary. 

"They have found footage that’s quite phenomenal and information that’s quite phenomenal. There’s images there that really took my breath away because I had never seen them."

Liam also spoke about the significance of the rising and in particular of Padraig Pearse's proclamation. 

"It shows just how beautiful that was and how far reaching it was… how it included women, and the vote… everyone would be equal, every religion would be respected."

You can listen to the full interview here.


Many were looking forward to the start of RTE's new drama, Rebellion, which is based around Ireland getting its independence in 1916. 

But in episode one, which aired last night, many were shocked by the language used by the fair ladies. 

Two of the characters, Frances, played by Ruth Bradley and May, played by Sarah Greene, were heard blindingly swearing about one of them, "f**king an Englishman."

But fear not, because the writer of the show, Colin Teevan, said in a press conference that this was the language the Irish used before we became "Americanised."

He explained while the four-letter word has been used for "the act" for centuries, it wasn't until the 1920s that "f**k off" was used as a phrase. 

So all in all, Colin just wanted to keep the script true to the era, and we're just going to have to get used to all the ladies swearing their heads off.