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11 old Irish ads which prove things were better back in the day

Wow, these are good.

THEY DON’T MAKE adverts like they used to. Here’s why:

1. The jazz-playing hep cats in this Pak Orange ad

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They just don’t make dubstep like they used to, do they?

2. The incredible showbiz scoops in this RTÉ Guide ad

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Also, the fact that the RTÉ Guide was apparently in space.

3. What pub banter was like back in the day, according to this Bass ad

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4. The tiny TV tuned to RTÉ in this Woodbine ad

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5. Darth Vader appearing in this Quinnsworth ad

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Oh, Darth. You do love toys.

6. Horslips rocking the young folk in this Mirinda ad

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It didn’t count as selling out back then, right?

7. The specialised cheese knife used to cut Calvita in this Calvita ad

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8. The incredible emotion in this Centra ad

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*dabs at eyes with tissue*

9. The hallucination-inducing graphics in this Cadet drinks ad

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10. Brendan’s octopus-like flapping hand at the 15-second mark in this Beamish ad

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Cannot. Be. Unseen.

11. The simmering sexual tension in this Stag cider ad

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We’re off for a cold shower, followed by a refreshing drink of Mirinda. Byeeee!

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Michael Freeman

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