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#Political nostalgia

From TheJournal.ie Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical A Full And Frank Exchange

Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical

Let’s have it then, Deputy…

From TheJournal.ie It's 20 years since Phil Hogan leaked the Budget and had to resign On His Sword

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…

From TheJournal.ie SPOILER ALERT: This is the infamous TV appearance that led to Charlie Haughey's downfall The End

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach told the Irish Ballet Company were 'embarrassingly bad' Political Nostalgia
From TheJournal.ie What did the Dáil do on their first day? Welcome To Your New Job

What did the Dáil do on their first day?

Got to know the place and got shown how to work the phones?

From TheJournal.ie Maybe Labour should canvass with donkeys ... it worked in the 1940s Political Nostalgia

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today Political Nostalgia

Bill Clinton turned on the Belfast Christmas lights 19 years ago today

“Peace has brought real change to your lives.”

From TheJournal.ie We'll just leave this old picture of Eamon Gilmore in a polo neck right here Blast From The Past
From TheJournal.ie Check out this clip of Bertie Ahern talking about tax cheats in 1993 Political Nostalgia This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened? Rates

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park' Political Nostalgia

'Dublin should not be allowed to play All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park'

The one-time promise of Cork Councillor Bernie Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this short video of Charlie Haughey telling us 'we're living way beyond our means' Flashback

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Check out this short video of former taoiseach Jack Lynch singing 'De Banks' Cork Boy

Check out this short video of former taoiseach Jack Lynch singing 'De Banks'

A politician, a GAA star and a singer…

From TheJournal.ie Political nostalgia: Hands up who still has a Lucinda Creighton beermat? ... Anyone? Way Back In 07

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.

From TheJournal.ie IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets Budget 2015 This post contains images

IN IMAGES: 'Blood from a f***ing stone' - a decade of Budgets

10 years in 15 seconds.

From TheJournal.ie So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015... Ten Years On

So, here's what definitely WON'T be in Budget 2015...

We all partied… right?

From TheJournal.ie 'Plain ... but not horsefaced' - the ideal 1960s female Garda Political Nostalgia

'Plain ... but not horsefaced' - the ideal 1960s female Garda

One ingenious way around the marriage bar? Ban good looking female gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'? Looking Sharp

Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'?

Now available in colour (and with hair).

From TheJournal.ie Check out the Fine Gael website in 1998 and John Bruton talking about 'surfing the internet' Interwebz
From TheJournal.ie Back in time:  This 'Pizza Delivery' leaflet from the PDs is truly bizarre... Socialist And Mushroom

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’…

From TheJournal.ie Back in time: Recognise this "medical doctor" posing with Keith Duffy? Political Nostalgia
From TheJournal.ie "You won't say quiet to me, sir": Check out this 2007 clip of Enda clashing with a furious Ceann Comhairle Ructions

"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.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke 'baring his soul' to the Dáil in 1997 Back In The Day

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.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis Third Secret Of Fatima This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this Dáil row between Charlie Haughey, Dick Spring and John Bruton in 1991 Back In The Day This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Here's what Seán Gallagher and Micheál Martin looked like when they had a bit more hair... Youthful

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.

From TheJournal.ie Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987 Posh Nosh

Helicopter rides and cigars: Here's what dinner with Charlie Haughey was like in 1987

A touch of class from our former taoiseach.