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5 Irish icons we'd like back in our lives, please

NEWS IS OUT that Bob Geldof is considering reforming the Boomtown Rats and recording a new album.  We can’t help but think that maybe we’ve all had about enough Geldof over the years.

So here are some Irish icons we’d really like to see more of.

Theresa Lowe

For most Irish families in the early nineties a Sunday night wasn’t complete without a glimpse of Theresa Lowe’s exquisite perm as she presented Where in the World.  Having largely disappeared from TV screens since 1997, she now works full time as a barrister.

Brains, talent, and sure look at her singing on the Late Late Show!  Surely we could have some more from her?

YouTube/Frank McNamara

Andrea Corr

Manys an Irish teenager experienced their first stirrings of lust gazing at Andrea Corr – she was without a doubt the star of her band, so why has she disappeared on us?

Well, technically she hasn’t, having played Jane Eyre in the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 2010 and released her last solo album in 2011.  Still, she doesn’t seem to be around as much as we’d like. She’s had a baby, to be fair.

Look at her there with Bono – sure we’ve loads of him!

Mike Murphy

Once RTE’s main man, the nation loved Mike Murphy for his charm and wit while presenting programmes like The Live Mike (which included pranks like the one below) and Murphy’s America.

He made a brief return to our screens when he presented Ireland’s Favourite Painting last year, but in a letter to the Irish Times gave out about the fact that it was on “past most people’s bedtime”.  Come on, programmers!  Put Mike back on prime time!

Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan

The whole nation fell in love with this pair when they won the Eurovision in 1994.  Their song Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids brought a tear to many an eye as the grownups reminisced about the old days while the children sang along.

Wouldn’t it be great if the lads got it together and brought us another gem to warm the cockles of our hearts? And perhaps even reclaim our Eurodignity?

Did you enjoy that intro?  We certainly did. YouTube/Euroencyclopedic

Anne Doyle

She may be only out the door, but we  want her back.


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