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”
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.
Via Gemma O’Doherty
Eric Luke tweetz:
Tuned in and wired for sound,a photo taken in Dublin in the 1980s……from my old negatives #myoldnegatives #Dublin
The Union of Students in Ireland magazine, January 1989.
Emigration, unrest and ‘home perms’.
More here: USI Magazine (Brand New Retro)
Via: Quintin Forbes