A montage of quotes pieces together a series of dramatic events in Irish politics.

November 1994 saw the collapse of the Fianna Fáil - Labour coalition government followed by the resignation of Albert Reynolds as Taoiseach and leader of Fianna Fáil. Bertie Ahern was subsequently elected leader of Fianna Fáil.

In December, John Bruton, leader of Fine Gael, became Taoiseach as part of a 'Rainbow' coalition government alongside Labour and the Democratic Left.

This report features contributions from Albert Reynolds, Dick Spring, Mary Harney, John Bruton, Proinsias De Rossa, and Bertie Ahern, 

I'm never disappointed with life. I take life as it comes.

Albert Reynolds

I never saw a more humiliating situation for parliamentary democracy. 

John Bruton

They're still today debating the debacle of the Fianna Fawlty Towers at the moment.

Proinsias De Rossa

If you stop waffling, we might get some work done. You're a waffler. You've been years around here waffling. 

Bertie Ahern addressing Fine Gael's Gay Mitchell in Dáil Éireann. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 December 1994.