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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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# chocoholics
Irish people are the third biggest chocolate consumers in the world
No surprise there really…
# one more tune
We listened to the top 10 songs in Ireland... and gave our honest opinions
What is Ireland listening to? We found out.
Errol Brown, lead singer of Hot Chocolate, has died
He was 71.
# Pay Scales
92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k
When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.
# flashback friday
On this night in 1997 you were listening to... Notorious BIG
A Friday Flashback to get your weekend started…
# choc therapy
Chocolate bars: A definitive ranking, from worst to best
What’s the best chocolate bar in Ireland? We have a final answer.
# Ding Dong
LISTEN: The BBC explains why 'Ding Dong' Thatcher song made number 2
‘Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead’ made number two in the UK singles charts; here’s how the BBC treated the news…
# thatcher
Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans
The broadcaster is under pressure to ban the song which has surged up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday.
# Statistics
Your proof of Lionel Messi's greatness chart of the day
The Argentinian attacker has now scored an incredible 299 goals for Barca.
# treat
Chart: Ice-cream consumption per capita around the world
Irish people eat more of it than Italians… (because we have the warmer climate, right?)
# chart
The YouTube Top 10: Because we shake left and shake right, but Shay Given is rock solid
Crazy German TV crews, inattentive Dutch fans, sweaty English blokes and Ireland’s number one.
# Explainer
Explainer: Why is Call Me Maybe so very, very catchy?
According to the experts, here’s why it gets stuck in your head.
# Facebook
Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry.
“This should have been a blockbuster. This should have traded to $60 or $70.”
# Facebook
Here's why Facebook shares stayed above $38 after flotation
Throughout the first day of trading, Facebook shares never dipped below $38. This chart shows why.
# It's So True
CHART: The average TV pundit's Euro 2012 thought process
You can expect to find a few of these on the RTE studio floor this summer…
# Movies
Dark Disney: 9 not-so-upbeat movies from the Mouse House
Pass the Kleenex…
# chart
BEST OF: 15 hits from the Google Doodle collection
Plus, the 14-year history of Google doodling.
# Work Can Wait
The YouTube top 10: Because everybody loves throwing snowballs
…but nobody likes getting kicked in the face.