World In Motion

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June, 1990.

Scenes from Nelson Mandela’s visit to Ireland after being released from prison held in the aftermath of the Italia ’90 World Cup.

Also featuring Winnie Mandela and Charles Haughey.

Paul McGrath’s da‘ Nelson Mandela, who died in December 2013, would have been 100 today.

Eamon Farrell/Rollingnews

22 thoughts on “World In Motion

  1. Shayna

    One of my favourite Headline Posts from BS over the years, “He was just doing something funny with his hands” It’s since been changed to something else. It refers to the fake deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral.

  2. rotide

    His visit was the same day as the teams homecoming to Dublin and the chants of ‘Ooh Ahh Paul McGrath’s Da’ drew exactly none of the ire they would have today.

      1. Happy Molloy

        why do you always post a negative response to other peoples comments?

        I’m sure you have an original thought in there somewhere kid

        1. realPolithicks

          why do you always post a negative response to other peoples comments?

          I’m sure you have an original thought in there somewhere kid

          1. rotide

            I think i spent roughly 20 mins at the mansion house and that was just fighting my way through the crowds.

            The only great black leader that my teenaged self had any interest in at all was wearing an Opel shirt.

  3. King Alatriste Franco

    Madiba came specially to thank the Irish people for their support of him while he was in prison. The Dunnes workers were heroines.

  4. Gabby

    Winnie and Charlie have since fallen out of favour. Nelson Mandela’s stock remains high, especially since his successor Zuma made an utter bags of South Africa.

  5. Peter Dempsey

    Rotide is correct. I can just imagine uptight neckbeards (Jane Ruffino’s friends) reacting with outrage

        1. Nigel

          Aside from the regular sparring, as a person concerned about mental health issues – should you be using the word ‘triggering’ like that? It’s a term relevant to people with PTSD, and even though it’s become a term co-opted to mock by people of all stripes, I’m always surprised when someone otherwise sensitive to mental health stuff uses it. I mean the horse is out of the barn on the word, people with PTSD have to hear it devalued from something traumatic to something casually used to mock and imply hpersensitivity all the time, and I’m not going to get into an argument about it, just flagging it for your attention.

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