The Way We Were


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Maria Ryan writes:

As an avid reader of Broadsheet, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy sixth birthday.  We here in the National Library of Ireland have archived your website since 2011 and we thought on this occasion you or your readers might like to take a trip down memory lane.


Earlier: Now We Are Six

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46 thoughts on “The Way We Were

  1. Frilly Keane

    You mean I’m actually mentioned in the National Archives…….

    Delighted me meself here

    Any chance I get a plaque
    Or sum’ting…

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Ha…those geometric avatars! Jaysus it’s like looking at yer old school photos.

  3. bisted

    …will you be releasing all the moderated comments or do we have to wait for your 30th…

  4. DubLoony

    The musings here are preserved for posterity? Well I never!
    We’re going to have to up our game.

    Happy birthday BS

  5. Kieran NYC

    Back in the era of Chompsky’s Freakishly Long Leg, Anne Doyle’s Back Garden, Michael Squee and Cabra West.


  6. dav

    well done all, i’m only a newcomer but even i recognise this site’s fight against the forces of corruption on this island

  7. Harry Molloy

    I just remembered how I heard about Broadsheet – it was the Ray Foley show one lunchtime when I had a crappy call centre job after coming off the dole and I used to sit in the car at lunch sometimes to escape the din and listen to the show.

    It was either Ray or JP saying they were addicted to it. Took me a while before it became a favourite but it certainly is now.

  8. Frunobulax

    Found you via Gombeennation with his video post of ‘Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland’ in
    2011, during the presidential election build-up amidst the summer swirl of David & Ezra’s man-love-letter scandal.

    Denny’s Dubliner sat in ‘The Hairy Bowsie’ does the Norris twang regaling the tourist. A quick search of similar independent fare had the Broadsheet join Gombeen, Bock the Robber and Guido Fawkes for a regular leer.

  9. Mulder

    Yeah ehh, jelly and custard all round.
    Wonder are there many folks who can boast if that be the word, that their writings are in the National Archives.
    Infamous at last or/.
    In 100 years if folk stumble across broadsheet and all comments, the mind boggles as to what they may think.

        1. rory

          “If only they knew their brain farts could be harnessed as a clean energy to power their flying cars.”

  10. Carole

    Aww! Happy Birthday Broadsheet & welcome to middle age (dog years & all that).

    P.s. Frilly, yer not the only famous one. That first featured comment from 2011 was mine. (Why it’s featured, God only knows, but hey, it’s meeeeee, recorded for posterity. Yay!).

  11. rory

    Happy Birthday BS. Thanks for all yeer hard work and for letting me know about a good few things.

  12. Scundered

    Happy birthday! Nice to feel there is one corner left in Ireland’s internet where the truth is told no matter of the consequences.

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