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Last night's Reeling in the Years has people yearning for the glory days of 2002

‘What date of birth did I say?’

LOOK, WE’D BE the first to admit that when it comes to Reeling in the Years, we’re as die-hard a bunch of fans as you’re likely to find.

rity Source: RTÉ

Throw a banger of a tune over any old news report, and we’re sold.

However, there are some episodes of the RTÉ series which deserve that extra bit of reverence, and 2002 is one of them.

The year that gave us the Saipan incident, the Nadine Coyle disaster and the plastic bag levy was given the RITY treatment, and Christ, viewers lapped it up.

Take a look at this…

1. We mean, he’s not wrong.


2. Jesus, our nerves were gone.

3. No no, the emotions were definitely running high.

4. Tenner bets your ma still has a plastic bag of plastic bags somewhere though.


5. We were a country divided.


6. The moment that spawned some of the worse impressions of all time.


7. Arra, look.


8. Try not dance to it, we dare you.


9. Remember where you were when we were knocked out…

10. Who could forget it, sure?

And finally…

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