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# Political nostalgia

All time
Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
Let’s have it then, Deputy…
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…
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.
Taoiseach told the Irish Ballet Company were 'embarrassingly bad'
What did the Dáil do on their first day?
Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?
Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys ... it worked in the 1940s
It couldn’t hurt the party’s popularity rating.
6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad
Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.
Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today
“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”
We'll just leave this old picture of Eamon Gilmore in a polo neck right here
High fashion.
Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993
He wasn’t a fan.
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.
'Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park'
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'
“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'
A politician, a GAA star and a singer…
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.
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?
'Plain ... but not horsefaced' - the ideal 1960s female Garda
One ingenious way around the marriage bar? Ban good looking female gardaí.
Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'?
Now available in colour (and with hair).
Check out the Fine Gael website in 1998 and John Bruton talking about 'surfing the internet'
Old school…
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’…
Back in time: Recognise this "medical doctor" posing with Keith Duffy?
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
“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
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
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
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
“Who wrote that rubbish?!”
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.
Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987
A touch of class from our former taoiseach.