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15 photos that remind you what Irish TV was like a decade ago

Ah, 2008.

PRESENTED WIT MINIMAL comment: the hellish landscape that was Irish television in 2008:

1. The Six One studio looked like this

cower2 Source: RTÉ

2. Celebrity Bainisteoir launched in 2008 – and among the managers were Glenda Gilson

celebbn Source: RTÉ

3. And Gerald Kean

keaner Source: RTÉ

4. It was the year that this happened to Pat Kenny on the Late Late

Source: curiouspie/YouTube

5. And Gerry Ryan temporarily took up the hotseat

ryaner Source: RTÉ

6. Seoige and O’Shea graced the RTÉ afternoon telly couch

seogie3 Source: RTÉ

7. And Jake Stephens was everywhere that year

jake2 Source: RTÉ

8. It was a time that politicians answered shiftily on the shaky affairs of a nation

cower Source: RTÉ

9. This is what Telly Bingo looked like back in 2008

tellybingo Source: RTÉ

10. And Fair City was still producing storylines like this

tellybingo4 Source: RTÉ

11. There was a show on RTÉ called Capital D

tellybingo2 Source: YouTube

12. The Cafe was an ever present after school

steadysong Source: RTÉ

13. Ray was hosting The Rose of Tralee

90118495_90118495 Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

14. A little drama called Raw started on RTÉ

rawseries Source: RTÉ

15. And it was the first year we saw Bill Cullen heading up the Irish Apprentice on TV3

suggested Source: TV3

The “inner city boy done good” produced some serious drama straight out the gate.

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