Fianna Fáil – the Pirate Party

June 3, 2007 at 12:08 am Leave a comment

In 1982 Fianna Fáil ran a pirate radio station, broadcasting illegally from their General Election HQ in Dublin. Check out the video below. They won the Election, then refused to legalise pirate radio. And when Taoiseach CJ Haughey was asked in the Dáil why his Ministers were regularly appearing on pirate radio, he replied simply: ‘I don’t know how it is possible to appear on radio’.

Thanks to for some of the pics in the video.


Entry filed under: Culture, My Favourites, Politics, Video, Videos by That's Ireland.

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A blog by Michael Nugent

Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

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