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GUBUGrotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre, Unprecedented (Ireland)
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Labour's Conor Cruise O'Brien used some of Haughey's own words to coin the phrase "grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented" - later abbreviated to GUBU.
Opposition parties joined McDaid in calling for a General Election while Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny likened the Taoiseach's leadership to Charlie Haughey's infamous GUBU government - Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented.
Shortly after an auditor uncovered the dodgy share deal, the Companies Act was changed to facilitate AIB in what Fine Gael TD Fergus O'Dowd branded another case of GUBU (Grotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre and Unprecedented).
From that she was embraced by the gay community, getting regular nights in GUBU, now known as the Panti Bar, and filling her spare time gigging up and down the country.
We are folks, back in a GUBU era - and in recent days it has been grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented.
The state broadcaster has always been something of a loony magnet over the years but with two incidents in as many weeks there is certainly a feeling that a new GUBU era approaches.
Certainly some of the goings-on in Government are reminiscent of the GUBU days of Charlie Haughey.