Here’s What Everyone Is Saying About Last Night’s RTÉ Reeling In The Years

The show returned with a bang on Sunday night.


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It was the anticipated return and boy, it didn’t disappoint. Always a firm favourite to sit down and watch, the brand new series of Reeling in the Years returned to our screens last night on RTÉ.

Now in its sixth season, the show is going through some of the top moments between 2010-2019, and last night, it began with the year 2010.

Recalling the top entertainment, sport and current affairs news, each episode will also showcase the top tunes of that particular decade.

For the first episode, the show looked at some of the biggest moments which happened 11 years ago, from severe weather changes, remember the ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano? The freezing temperatures? To the death of loved broadcaster Gerry Ryan, Ireland’s economic crash reaching it’s crisis point, Cork beating Down in the All-Ireland football final and Amy Huberman tying the knot with Brian O’Driscoll. Yes, it was a pretty full on year and one people forgot was so full on until they took a trip down memory lane last night.

Starting the show with one of the “still to this day highlights”, it opened with the now legendary scene of “the man who slipped on the ice” outside Dublin’s Four Courts during a live RTÉ broadcast in January 2010.

RTÉ reporter John Kilraine was in the middle of a news report when a passerby lost his footing on the steps behind, hitting the ground with a big bang. The man in question, who is still unknown, has a plaque dedicated to him for his pop culture moment in history.


Here’s some of the best tweets from Sunday night

The next episode, which looks at all the top moments from 2011 will air next Sunday on RTÉ at 8:30pm. 


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