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13 photos that truly sum up Christmas in Ireland 10 years ago

So much has changed but is still exactly the same.

IRELAND WAS A very different place just ten years ago.

1. Enda Kenny and George hook were promoting recycling as some sort of environmental breakthrough

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2. The Brown Thomas Christmas window looked something like this

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3. Enya sang at Christchurch Cathedral in the ‘Most Irish Thing That Ever Happened’

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4. And Bertie Ahern joined a local choir to sing carols

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5. But he wasn’t that loved, as seen by this Christmas card signed by supports of People Before Profit Alliance and presented to him at the Mahon Tribunal in Dublin Castle

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6. Pippa and Co were in the Christmas markets freezing themselves for Photocalls

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7. People were still queuing for Cleary’s sales bright and early on St. Stephen’s Day

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8. The energy they must have had

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9. Mary McAleese was President

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10. And the stalls of Henry Street were still the same

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11. The streets wouldn’t be as buzzy as this for years after

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12. We can rely on the Arnotts’ Santa to be there for us every time

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13. Just like the big bags of Smyths toys, a sure sign that Christmas has arrived in Dublin

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