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GUBUGrotesque, Unbelievable, Bizarre, Unprecedented (Ireland)
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In 30 years time today's youngsters will be looking back at this period in the same light as we view the GUBU events of the early 80s.
Then along trots Barry Cowen, Fianna Fail Spokesman on the Environment and brother of Biffo, our distinguished former Taoiseach, who announces "we are now in GUBU territory".
GUBU, TV3, 10PM THIS excellent documentary explores the events around the spectacular fall from grace of bent former Taoiseach Charlie Haughey.
WE LOVE DOCUMENTARY GuBu TV3, 10pm ONE of the jewels in the new TV3 Autumn schedule, GUBU is a two-part documentary about the rather odd political goings-on of 1982.
No files been handed to the department on the Gubu affair, the notorious acronym based on Haughey's famous description of Macarthur's arrest: "A bizarre happening, an unprecedented situation, a grotesque situation, an almost unbelievable mischance."
It resulted in veteran politician Conor Cruise O'Brien coining the acronym GUBU (grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented).
TD Conor Cruise O'Brien later described Haughey's own conduct as "grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented" - coining the acronym "Gubu" often applied to corrupt politics generally.
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 first week of the Dail term was like the first days of Charles Haughey's Gubu government, it was claimed yesterday.