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#Political nostalgia

# political-nostalgia - All time

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
# A Full And Frank Exchange
# A Full And Frank Exchange

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

Mar 8th 2015, 6:30 PM 23,893 Views 9 Comments

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign
# On His Sword
# On His Sword

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

Feb 9th 2015, 10:50 AM 33,284 Views 37 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 18th 2015, 8:30 PM 67,502 Views 60 Comments

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

Taoiseach told the Irish Ballet Company were 'embarrassingly bad'
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Taoiseach told the Irish Ballet Company were 'embarrassingly bad'

Jan 11th 2015, 5:30 PM 37,828 Views 19 Comments

Ouch.

What did the Dáil do on their first day?
# Welcome To Your New Job
# Welcome To Your New Job

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Dec 21st 2014, 5:30 PM 13,616 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 14th 2014, 6:30 PM 6,896 Views 31 Comments

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

6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad
# That Is Most Unparliamentary Language
# That Is Most Unparliamentary Language

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

Dec 7th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,301 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,148 Views 15 Comments

“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”

We'll just leave this old picture of Eamon Gilmore in a polo neck right here
# Blast From The Past
# Blast From The Past

We'll just leave this old picture of Eamon Gilmore in a polo neck right here

Nov 25th 2014, 10:05 AM 10,241 Views 42 Comments

High fashion.

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
# Political Nostalgia
# Political Nostalgia

Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993

Nov 23rd 2014, 5:30 PM 17,761 Views 65 Comments

He wasn’t a fan.

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

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

Nov 9th 2014, 5:30 PM 31,987 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 9:00 PM 15,322 Views 17 Comments

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

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 14,090 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.”

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

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

Oct 26th 2014, 5:30 PM 10,141 Views 18 Comments

A politician, a GAA star and a singer…

Political nostalgia: Hands up who still has a Lucinda Creighton beermat? ... Anyone?
# Way Back In 07
# Way Back In 07

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

Oct 19th 2014, 5:30 PM 11,405 Views 29 Comments

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

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

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

Oct 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 16,380 Views 18 Comments

10 years in 15 seconds.

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...
# Ten Years On
# Ten Years On

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

Oct 12th 2014, 5:30 PM 30,349 Views 42 Comments

We all partied… right?

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

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

Oct 5th 2014, 5:30 PM 30,774 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2014, 5:30 PM 17,475 Views 42 Comments

Now available in colour (and with hair).

Check out the Fine Gael website in 1998 and John Bruton talking about 'surfing the internet'
# Interwebz
# Interwebz

Check out the Fine Gael website in 1998 and John Bruton talking about 'surfing the internet'

Sep 17th 2014, 9:30 PM 11,576 Views 16 Comments

Old school…

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

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

Sep 14th 2014, 5:30 PM 18,236 Views 27 Comments

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

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.

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

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 18,440 Views 30 Comments

“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.

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 11,941 Views 38 Comments

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

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis
# Third Secret Of Fatima
# Third Secret Of Fatima

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

Aug 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 15,146 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 17,999 Views 80 Comments

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

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 21,273 Views 37 Comments

“Who wrote that rubbish?!”

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

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

Aug 10th 2014, 5:15 PM 22,725 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 5:30 PM 32,059 Views 47 Comments

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.