Tag Archives: 1980s

Behold the angular, Reagan-era chutzpah of a 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato.

Between 1986 and 1990, only 89 of these controversially styled GTs were ever made.

This rare beast can be yours for upward of €678,000.

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Good times.

Nat King Coleslaw writes:

Pleasantly random selection of Irish TV Christmas moments from the 80s. Particularly fond of the drink-driving ad at 0:16 “Don’t drink and drive, but if you insist: not more than two”

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The latest video from Aunties GeekEasy Comedy.

In which George Fox talks about the Netflix series, Stranger Things, an American supernatural horror-science fiction series set in the 1980s, and looks back at other 1980s movies and their themes.

*Spoiler alert

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The rot goes deep.

Helen Murray, writes:

This is a 1.35-minute clip of the 1985 Today Tonight documentary Law and Order in Donegal [broadcast on November 13, 1985].

Donegal County Council sued RTÉ for defamation as a result of airing the documentary dealing with the inappropriate relationship between Donegal [County] Council and the Garda, plus some.

The resulting suit saw RTÉ removing it, on the steps of the High Court.

The importance of this documentary, in relation to the ‪Mary Boyle‬ case and Gemma O’Doherty’s documentary Mary Boyle – The Untold Story, is that it establishes the cultural and systematic relationship of political interference in Donegal, a major component argued in The Untold documentary; wholesale denied by current politicians today.

Meanwhile…

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Via Gemma O’Doherty

Previously: For Your Consideration: Mary Boyle – The Untold Story

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The Union of Students in Ireland magazine, January 1989.

Emigration, unrest and ‘home perms’.

Good times.

More here:  USI Magazine (Brand New Retro)