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#Political nostalgia

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

# political-nostalgia - Monday 9 February, 2015

It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign

The unassuming politician, as we all know, immediately bowed out of public life and hasn’t been heard from since…

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 18 January, 2015

SPOILER ALERT: This is the infamous TV appearance that led to Charlie Haughey's downfall

If you’re not entirely familiar with the manner of Haughey’s real-life political downfall, perhaps don’t watch this just yet.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 11 January, 2015

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 21 December, 2014

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys ... it worked in the 1940s

It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 7 December, 2014

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad

Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today

“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”

# political-nostalgia - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993 Political Nostalgia This post contains videos

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened?

Boycotts, disconnections, court orders, and shocking by-elections – it was quite the ride for the Rainbow Coalition.

# political-nostalgia - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

'Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park'

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 2 November, 2014

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

“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.”

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Check out this short video of former taoiseach Jack Lynch singing 'De Banks'

A politician, a GAA star and a singer…

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Political nostalgia: Hands up who still has a Lucinda Creighton beermat? ... Anyone?

Come with us on a journey through time and space … to the early part of 2007.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 12 October, 2014

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

10 years in 15 seconds.

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...

We all partied… right?

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'Plain ... but not horsefaced' - the ideal 1960s female Garda

One ingenious way around the marriage bar? Ban good looking female gardaí.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'?

Now available in colour (and with hair).

# political-nostalgia - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Back in time: This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre...

You’d be a fool to consider buying a pizza from anybody else. Especially when the ‘alternatives’ have names like ‘Cheese and Sleaze’…

# political-nostalgia - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

# political-nostalgia - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

"You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle

“Quiet now, you’re new in the job,” was the advice from Enda, setting off a reaction of Bishop Brennan-style proportions from John O’Donoghue.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 31 August, 2014

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

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

# political-nostalgia - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis Third Secret Of Fatima This post contains videos

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis

It’s 1981 and the Minister for Transport is in the thick of a major stand off at a French airport.

# political-nostalgia - Monday 18 August, 2014

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 17 August, 2014

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

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Here's what Seán Gallagher and Micheál Martin looked like when they had a bit more hair...

Ógra Fianna Fáil was a hip and happening organisation in 1984.

# political-nostalgia - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.