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#back in the day

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When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

Apr 3rd 2020, 2:55 PM 22,541 Views 9 Comments

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

'We didn’t think he was disciplined enough for the reserve team, never mind the first team at that time'
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

'We didn’t think he was disciplined enough for the reserve team, never mind the first team at that time'

Nov 5th 2018, 9:52 PM 17,328 Views 2 Comments

Darren Fletcher played with Paul Pogba for Manchester United’s reserves.

A complete collection of all the times Hollywood butchered Saoirse Ronan's name
# Cursed Name
From The Daily Edge
# Cursed Name

A complete collection of all the times Hollywood butchered Saoirse Ronan's name

Dec 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 4,799 Views 6 Comments

Well, those available on the internet.

17 times Barack Obama was just seriously sound on Twitter
# Potus
From The Daily Edge
# Potus

17 times Barack Obama was just seriously sound on Twitter

Aug 17th 2017, 8:00 AM 6,274 Views 0 Comments

And unlikely to start World War III.

Name The Nostalgic '90s TV Show From Just One Shot
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

Name The Nostalgic '90s TV Show From Just One Shot

May 14th 2017, 7:00 PM 11,117 Views 1 Comment

Allll the way back.

An Irish baby supping a pint on Nationwide in 1997 has become a phenomenon
# Pint Baby
From The Daily Edge
# Pint Baby

An Irish baby supping a pint on Nationwide in 1997 has become a phenomenon

Feb 18th 2017, 9:44 AM 47,928 Views 13 Comments

Who is Pint Baby?

This flashback to the 1982 Late Late Show Valentine's special is an absolute joy
# Back In The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Back In The Day

This flashback to the 1982 Late Late Show Valentine's special is an absolute joy

Feb 10th 2017, 10:30 AM 5,911 Views 1 Comment

Oh Nelly Gray.

11 things Irish kids actually used to do for fun
# Good Times
From The Daily Edge
# Good Times

11 things Irish kids actually used to do for fun

Feb 4th 2017, 11:00 AM 5,456 Views 0 Comments

Taping videos off Top 30 Hits.

People are sharing their childhood struggles kids today just wouldn't understand
# Nostalgia
From The Daily Edge
# Nostalgia

People are sharing their childhood struggles kids today just wouldn't understand

Dec 28th 2016, 3:43 PM 9,230 Views 7 Comments

Kids these days.

15 reasons *that* Nadine Coyle passport moment is so iconic
# Naww
From The Daily Edge
# Naww

15 reasons *that* Nadine Coyle passport moment is so iconic

Dec 16th 2016, 1:04 PM 47,689 Views 2 Comments

“Naww, I gave the wrong date of birth”

Irish people are reminiscing about the time Zig and Zag interviewed Donald Trump
# Back In The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Back In The Day

Irish people are reminiscing about the time Zig and Zag interviewed Donald Trump

Nov 10th 2016, 7:35 AM 6,269 Views 0 Comments

Very Presidential.

When students struck back: During the 2001 teachers' strike, students took to the streets
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

When students struck back: During the 2001 teachers' strike, students took to the streets

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 33,879 Views 57 Comments

Frustration boiled over as the dispute went on and on.

17 photos of '90s TV shows that will make you sick with nostalgia
# After School
From The Daily Edge
# After School

17 photos of '90s TV shows that will make you sick with nostalgia

Sep 4th 2016, 9:30 PM 12,422 Views 4 Comments

Good times.

11 things that made you the King of the housing estate
# Estate Royalty
From The Daily Edge
# Estate Royalty

11 things that made you the King of the housing estate

Aug 9th 2016, 9:30 PM 6,238 Views 1 Comment

Instant legend.

10 drinks that summed up Irish nightclubs in the 00s
# Back In The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Back In The Day

10 drinks that summed up Irish nightclubs in the 00s

Jul 16th 2016, 8:15 PM 14,832 Views 22 Comments

“What colour WKDs do you have?”

Mr Freezes were the definitive taste of an Irish childhood summer
# Cool Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Cool Pop

Mr Freezes were the definitive taste of an Irish childhood summer

Jun 6th 2016, 12:07 PM 9,987 Views 6 Comments

Sun’s out, Mr Freeze’s out.

'It's a known fact, watching some of our games - The 'Golden Years' - they're dreadful games'
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

'It's a known fact, watching some of our games - The 'Golden Years' - they're dreadful games'

Aug 18th 2015, 6:01 PM 7,211 Views 11 Comments

Mikey Sheehy compares the Gaelic football past to the present.

Why the long era of TV advertising supremacy is about to end
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Why the long era of TV advertising supremacy is about to end

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 15,154 Views 20 Comments

Nowadays it’s all about the data.

Have you seen this amazing photo of a young Michael D. Higgins at Slane concert?
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Have you seen this amazing photo of a young Michael D. Higgins at Slane concert?

May 31st 2015, 3:52 PM 59,977 Views 92 Comments

The picture is being shared everywhere and the general consensus is that we have a deadly President.

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago
# Memo
# Memo

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Mar 15th 2015, 4:30 PM 42,069 Views 135 Comments

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

This old Premier League ad is one of the most 90's things to ever happen
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

This old Premier League ad is one of the most 90's things to ever happen

Jan 8th 2015, 4:53 PM 6,867 Views 1 Comment

The hair and clothes are a little suspect.

Poorhouses and midnight mass: What Christmas was like in 1901 Ireland
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Poorhouses and midnight mass: What Christmas was like in 1901 Ireland

Dec 25th 2014, 9:15 AM 8,145 Views 1 Comment

According to the Intermountain and Colorado Catholic newspaper.

Check out this short video of Charlie Haughey telling us 'we're living way beyond our means'
# Flashback
# Flashback

Check out this short video of Charlie Haughey telling us 'we're living way beyond our means'

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:30 PM 14,091 Views 81 Comments

“I wish to talk to you this evening about the state of the nation’s affairs and the picture I have to paint is not, unfortunately, a very cheerful one.”

'There was about 200 people at the match' - Leinster vs Munster has changed a lot since '98
# Back In The Day
From The42
# Back In The Day

'There was about 200 people at the match' - Leinster vs Munster has changed a lot since '98

Oct 1st 2014, 9:00 PM 9,696 Views 23 Comments

David Wallace talks about playing derbies in front of 200 people and Peter Clohessy fighting his brother.

Back in time: Recognise this "medical doctor" posing with Keith Duffy?
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Back in time: Recognise this "medical doctor" posing with Keith Duffy?

Sep 10th 2014, 8:30 PM 39,931 Views 25 Comments

Hint: It’s Leo Varadkar.

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras
# Michael Disappointed
# Michael Disappointed

Back in time: It's ten years since Labour decided NOT to run Michael D for the Áras

Sep 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,134 Views 25 Comments

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to September 2004.

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997

Aug 31st 2014, 5:30 PM 11,944 Views 38 Comments

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991

Aug 17th 2014, 5:15 PM 21,274 Views 37 Comments

“Who wrote that rubbish?!”

Recognise this relaxed, laid-back and groovy future Tánaiste?
# Eamon Chilled-more
# Eamon Chilled-more

Recognise this relaxed, laid-back and groovy future Tánaiste?

Apr 5th 2014, 10:30 AM 13,910 Views 48 Comments

Simpler days for a certain future Labour leader…

7 smells that will remind you of a Sunday morning
# Easy Like A
From The Daily Edge
# Easy Like A

7 smells that will remind you of a Sunday morning

Oct 13th 2013, 9:30 AM 34,205 Views 64 Comments

What’s that I smell? Is it.. a fry?