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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# We all partied

All time
# We all partied
The year the government gave a 'special welcome' of €100 to every baby born on 29 February
There’s a 1 in 1,461 chance of being born on a leap day.
# the boom baby
What Percent Celtic Tiger Cub Are You?
We can tell you.
# We all partied
'We're only human': Berlin police remorseful after wild partying costs them G20 duty
“They drank, danced, pissed and, yes, apparently also bonked, as our press officer put it so well,” the police statement said.
# We all partied
This whopper lunch receipt from a Dublin café has raised some eyebrows
€16.95. For a salad.
# We all partied
Bank of Ireland CEO: 'We can repay people financially, but not morally'
Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.
# We all partied
The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika
Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.
# We all partied
E's are gone: Michael D has signed that emergency law, making loads of drugs illegal (again)
Ecstasy, ketamine, magic mushrooms and crystal meth (etc. etc.) will be illegal to possess once again, from midnight.
# We all partied
'It felt great at the time. People didn't want to hear that something was wrong'
The banking inquiry heard from a former financial advisor to Brian Lenihan this afternoon.
# We all partied
Looking for an alternative Valentine's Day card this year?
Charlie’s card comes with its own brown envelope.
# We all partied
Bertie: Fianna Fáil won't be back on government benches after next election
The former Taoiseach and party leader said he does think they will make a comeback and he hopes he lives to see it.
# We all partied
Twitter is having a field day suggesting names for Lucinda Creighton's new party
“Cumann na mBland”.
# We all partied
The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year
First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.
# We all partied
It's not over yet but these candidates have already been popping the champagne
There were tears, there was laughter and we imagine some weary heads hitting pillows last night.
# Time warp
So, here's what definitely won't be in Budget 2014...
Let’s take a nostalgic* look back at what Charlie McCreevy had in store for us ten years ago. We all partied. Apparently.
# Plus ça change
Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown
Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.
# Flashback
Fianna Fáil's 1980 Ard Fheis... with added Larry Gogan (and fancy raffle prizes)
Seven day tour of European capitals, anyone?
# Vroom vroom
Graphs: Here's how car-crazy Ireland was in 2000
Figures compiled by the All-Ireland Research Observatory show just how much car sales in Ireland spiked (especially in 2000) – but how they fell sharply in the crash.
# celtic tiger soup
'Was It For This' Pic of the Day
We all partied.
Voices
Column: Real reform is being overlooked in the deficit scramble
There was broad consensus that our political system needed major change, writes David McCann – but that now seems largely forgotten.
# We all partied
Wet spring, hot summer threatens world champagne supply
A combination of lethal frosts, intense heat and destructive hail in France mean whatever bubbly survives will be awesome.
# Memories
9 videos that sum-up Ireland's banking and economic collapse
“We are where we are” and “we all partied”. We look back at those turbulent two years that led us towards Ireland’s current economic state.