You Shouldn’t Have


Delicious cake for us?


You really shouldn’t have, scamps.

They didn’t..

Thanks to whoever made it!

It’s a stock photo..

Because we forgot to celebrate our ninth birthday yesterday!

Nine years.

Happy birthday to all our readers, commenters, contributors, ‘staff’- especially Olga – and even (wags right index finger) them troll-y fellas.

As we always say: This time next year, Rodney.

And have a little cry.

100 thoughts on “You Shouldn’t Have

  1. millie st murderlark

    Happy birthday folks!

    Your arse is only drooping a little and it still looks fab.

  2. scottser

    9 eh? i suppose that explains why you think you know everything and all we get is lip. and no, you can’t have an xbox.

  3. eoin

    Nine years for web-based news sites is like 63 in newspaper years. Well done all. And if LoveIn is worth €10m, you’re all millionaires. [paper millionaires mind, but who needs those fancy cribs/wheels/keels]

  4. Gearóid

    Happy birthday. Thanks for 9 years of entertainment/ keeping me informed but not feeling the recent years of bizarre conspiracy theories. Focus on everything you do best.

  5. Clampers Outside!

    Happy birthday to all at Broadsheet Towers! Where would I spend time without you :0)

  6. Roger Opinions

    …your pop up ads with a 5 second countdown are depressing.

    Got a Boyles sports one just now. I don’t mind ads, I dislike full screen ads on my iPhone that take 5 seconds to close.


          1. Clampers Outside!

            I don’t mind the ass myself. I think they do well, and are not annoying. Most have a ‘X’ or ‘Close’ button anyway :) …hope they pays de bills!!

      1. some old quare

        Charger is obviously on ios- probably a white one with gold colour trimmings..

        Anyways Broadsheet- you really don’t look your age- no more than 7- all those lasered vein treatments, vampire facials, dental implants, hair plugs and Botox look great.


  7. V

    63 in dog years btw

    delighted to have been, albeit just a lickle ickle ticklish part,
    of the place.


  8. pooter

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Broadsheet
    Happy Birthday to you

    There, I’ve sung it. Now blow out the candles

    1. millie st murderlark

      Broadsheet would be a lesser place without your skillful moderation skills, dear Chompsky.

  9. Lilly

    Take a bow BS, nine like a fine wine! Happy birthday and thanks for all the stellar work.

  10. Liam Deliverance

    Happy Birthday and congratulations to all at Broadsheet, we would be lost without ye!

    (Does the doggo with the top hat have a name?)

    1. Bodger

      Liam, no. It’s just called the Broadsheet dog. Maybe we’ll have a competition and give him a name one of the days

  11. Johnny Keenan

    Happy birthday BS.
    Never before have so few done so much to keep us all informed and entertained on a daily basis.
    I have a feeling this year will be the year of ‘the sheet’.
    Keep up the great work lads. It’s important ye do.

        1. Steph Pinker

          Hahaha Bodger, I just felt for Kieran and his blankness, there’s many a time when I’ve had nothing to say but I wanted to say it anyway!*

          * I’ve never known a Kieran in my life, consequently I’m not speaking on his/her behalf – with or without a fada over my a.

          P.S. Happy Birthday to you all and keep it lit – you’re a beacon of…

  12. Frank

    Happy Birthday and well done to all concerned.
    (See what I did there, as would be said around here ?!)
    Seriously – Congrats !

  13. Qwerty123

    Happy birthday. An enjoyable site to while away down times at work. Which are less and less these days….

  14. Hiicksonian

    As always, can’t turn in without turning on D’Sheet to see how the world looks through those ever knowing eyes. So lucky I get in there before the 1st rolls around to say thanks for the glorious Sheet. 9 years of sheet scrolling is worth more than most Phds out there. Keep spilling the digital ink folks.

  15. Susan

    Happy birthday BS , you’re a force for good, would love to see more coverage over the weekends as opposed to (mostly ) just the Sat/Sun papers.

    1. B9Com From No


      The weekends are the most unmoderated with the least content but overall I think a review of the week post would be good as an interim.

      Otherwise I wouldn’t change much other than bringing back which seemed to be getting into its stride when it was canned. Maybe less frequent episodes and more variety in contributors for that.

      Overall I think the slightly heavier moderation ( though sometimes maddeningly inconsistent) has greatly improved the site and as BB said below we would all like to contribute sometimes in return for the great work you do.

  16. H

    I can’t believe I missed your belated birthday celebrations! It was this post that brought you to my attention: and I’ve been an avid reader ever since.
    Keep doing what you are doing, as an ex-pat living in that there London your site helps me to keep in touch with what’s going on at home – and the wonderful mix of news, current affairs, uncovering of nefarious doings, cartoons, choons and miscellaneous other weird and wonderful posts makes your site a must visit whenever I have few minutes to spare.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        i know it comes up every time we have an ‘occasion’ but would you not consider a patreon yoke. i think it can be anonymous etc so there wouldn’t be any compromise etc. if nothing else, i’d like to stand a round for the BS crew every now and again – as would many other, i’d say

    1. Pip

      H your post prompted me to wander through old posts on from the Terenure one you mentioned.
      Wonderful stuff in the Broadsheet archive.
      Winner so far is Mmm. Boobs – next time I’m in Tesco!

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