Social media lights up as news of more Irish arrests at Rio Olympics breaks
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Social media lights up as news of more Irish arrests at Rio Olympics breaks

THERE WERE shockwaves today as news that Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey was arrested in Rio. 

Mr Hickey was arrested at a hotel in Barra da Tijuca, in the western region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian newspaper Estadao reported this morning.

After a scandal-ridden Olympics so far, Irish people took to social media to share their thoughts on the news.

Here is a flavour of what they said:

Some fans were left stunned by the breaking news

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The International Olympic Committee were tight-lipped, apparently  

One sports fan summed up the Irish reaction

Some say Pat Hickey has form

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But some saw the lighter side of the situation, including boxer Paddy Barnes 

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Who also wanted to know if he needed to hitch a lift home...

And of course there were a few Father Ted references

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The humour didn't stop there

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And finally, a musical suggestion