As you know, I've been living in Ireland for a bit over two years. That's why, even though I'm not an Irish citizen, I was really proud when I heard the news that an Garda Síochána, the Police force of the Republic of Ireland, has won a prize.
Yes, an Garda has won the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize on Literature. Their work: issuing dozens of tickets all over the territory of the Republic to the most persistent infringer, a Polish citizen called Prawo Jazdy. Whose name, coincidentally, means “Driving Licence”.
Congratulations, and good work!