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So, it's kind of a running joke that no one in Ireland can take a compliment.

"Thanks hun, Penneys" and "Eh? Says you" are our go-to responses when anyone dares try to flatter us, usually followed by a self-deprecating comment for good measure.

However, when it comes to social media bragging, us Irish are a cut above the rest.

TK Maxx and Baz Ashmawy have lifted the veil on Ireland's social media bragging habits and the result are pretty interesting.

Research revealed that almost two-thirds of Irish adults use social media as a medium to showcase and celebrate achievements, life events, holidays adventures and even their bargain fashion finds.

In total, 62 per cent of Irish people admitted they had bragged on social media, with 42 per cent doing so in the last three months.

What's more, 11 per cent even admitted to boasting on a weekly basis.

When it come to the way we brag, 77 per cent of those surveyed said they saw social media as an opportunity to celebrate, while less then a quarter (23 per cent) said they bragged to earn validation.

So, what are Irish people most likely to brag about?

In at number one is holidays with 49 per cent.

Next we have pets and/or children (44 per cent), followed closely by major life events such as birthdays and engagements (40 per cent).

Women are more likely to engage in online bragging with 70 per cent admitting they had done so in the past, compared to just 55 per cent of men.

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor tops the list of the ultimate Irish braggers. A title he has proved worthy of time and time again.

Speaking on the research results, TV and radio broadcaster, Baz Ashmawy commented, “I think it’s great to see a new confident generation of Irish emerging, proudly sharing and celebrating their successes.”

"If you’ve invested in something or put in the hard yards towards an achievement, be it a holiday or even finding a designer handbag for less at TK Maxx, why not own it and tell the world?"

According to social media analyst Stephen O’Leary from Olytico, Ireland’s leading online and social media analytics company, online platforms allow Irish people to share their achievements like never before.

“Irish people are known for their self-deprecation, but with the rise of social media, we are increasingly balancing this false modesty by actively updating friends and followers every day with things that we are proud of. 

Olytico also conducted their own research into the top five phrases used to line up social media bragging:

  1. Delighted to announce

  2. Humbled

  3. #NoFilter

  4. Best concert/gig ever

  5. Best holiday ever

No surprises there.



50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy delighted us all when it hit our screens in 2014, but now Baz Ashmawy has revealed there will be no more seasons of the show.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, Baz said that he doesn't want to make another series because of 'rip-off shows'.

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“As soon as other people are making spin-offs or rip-offs of it, you just kind of think, ‘Well maybe there’s something else we should try now'.

"I had such a good time making 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy with my mum, so it would be hard to resent somebody doing it with their mum if they get the same thing out of it.

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“But as far as ideas go, that’s just TV. I created a little genre and what has happened is maybe one of the reasons that I’m kind of done with it now.”

Aw, we'll miss Nancy on our TV screens!



The Irish premiere of Batman Vs Superman took place in Dublin last night, and it seems that everyone that attended had a bit of craic on the red carpet.

Rugby stars Mike McCarthy and Devin Toner certainly got into the spirit of super heroes as they both re-enacted the famous stances.

Emmy winner Baz Ashmawy also rocked up to the premiere last night (without his mammy) as well as Red Rock actors David Crowley, Chris Newman and Adam Weafer.

The blockbuster movie sees the two heroes battling it out to see who will win, however a new threat comes along and it's up to the them to save the day – together. 


Congrats are in order for Baz Ashmawy and his mammy Nancy this morning, as they've just bagged a major award in the US.

The pair were in  New York last night for the International Emmy Awards, where they walked away with a gong for Baz's show, 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

And there was no winner more chilled than Nancy, who looked VERY at home holding that golden statuette.

The Sky One show, which has a second season kicking off soon, sees Baz and Nancy trying out a variety of extreme sports, from skydiving to swimming with crocodiles.

Baz confirmed the news via Twitter earlier this morning from New York, saying he was "touched" and that his Mam was "so happy."

Despite the big win, Baz admitted recently that it took a while for US viewers to grasp his particular brand of Irish humour.

"In the States there was a lot of backlash in the beginning because they don't have the same understanding of sarcasm or irony that we have, they thought I was actually trying to kill my mother,” he told RTÉ.

"When I was making Mammy I wanted to make something that was funny and was fresh and something that made people feel a bit sentimental about their family.

"I wasn't making it for awards or to sell or any of that stuff, but it's an amazing nod".

As for Nancy, Baz admitted his mum was chuffed to have a glitzy night in New York after being put through her paces on the show.

"She's got to do all of these amazing things and now she's going to get her glad rags on and have a very glitzy night in The Hilton. It's brilliant and amazing," he said.

We're delighted for the pair!


Your Snapshot Catch-Up show is here!

This week on Wired Niamh Geaney was joined in studio by TV Fanatics Conor Behan and Ciara O’Doherty to talk X Factor goss and how it really was ok that Cheryl mimed her whole bloody song. We also looked at what shows are making it back onto our screens that you should look out for. We’ve got your cosy night-in’s sorted!

Your weekly event guide The Line-Up looked at everything from Burlesque and circus acts to economics, comedy and pageants!

Rounding up the cinema hits and misses on Pic ’n’ Mix we’ve rooted out the best movies out on screens now.

On this week’s Spotlight we caught up with Baz Ashmawy at the Eaties. TV show, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was a roaring success here and abroad so Niamh Geaney quizzed the ‘good' son on their antics. 


On this week’s spotlight we caught up with Baz Ashmawy at the Eaties. TV show, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was a roaring success here and abroad so Niamh Geaney quizzed the good son on their antics. We also found out what food you’re most likely to see Baz chowing down on and how he’s putting his nerdy nature to good use with his brand new Sky 1 game show.

If you missed on any of this week's segments your lucky self can catch our Snapshot catch-up show here tomorrow.


It’s Monday and for those of you who partied hard (or not) and are looking for a week of relaxation, we are here to help! Look at us as your handy TV guide only delivered by three friendly faces.

Our host Niamh Geaney chats to Conor Behan and Emma Power on last weekend’s X Factor highlights, the latest drama with the Kardashians, what we should be watching this week and a new reality show centered around David Hasselhoff…this one should be interesting! As always, keep and eye out for Conor's weekly impression, Kim Kardashian impersonator here we come!

We’ll be back tomorrow with your event guide, enjoy!



TV presenter Baz Ashmawy has filmed a new series, which sees him bring his 71-year-old mammy on potentially life threatening escapades!

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy sees Nancy firing machine guns, handling deadly snakes and jumping out of airplanes, which are clearly not typical 71-year-old activities. And for good reason, we're sure!

The trailer itself is hilarious – and if you want to see the whole thing, you can catch it on Sky One, August 25th – it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!