Reeling in the Years recalls the headlines of 2007, when golfer Padraig Harrington won the British Open and Ireland's cricket team celebrated World Cup victory over Pakistan.

Britain's Spice Girls got back together, as did Ireland's Boyzone.

Apple launched the new iPhone in the USA, while record numbers of Irish people did their Christmas shopping in New York.

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Watch: RTÉ News report on the launch of the new Apple iPhone in the US on 29 June 2007 (via RTÉ Archives)

The 2007 general election campaign saw the 'Rumble in Ranelagh' as the Green Party's John Gormley confronted PD leader Michael McDowell. The election delivered a disastrous result for the Progressive Democrats: Michael McDowell lost his seat and immediately resigned as leader, while the Greens joined Fianna Fail in coalition government.

In January, three fishing boats sank off the south coast within one week: seven lives were lost from the 'Pere Charles' and the 'Honeydew II'.

In May, three year-old Madeleine McCann was abducted while on holiday in Portugal: Madeleine's disappearance was followed by a controversial and fruitless investigation by Portuguese police.

Madeleine McCann

Tens of thousands of Galway people spent months without clean running water, and construction continued on the M3 motorway despite protests about the damage done to the heritage of Tara-Skyrne.

Demolition began on the old Lansdowne Road stadium, while God Save The Queen rang out at Croke Park before Ireland's 43-13 rugby victory over England.

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Watch: RTÉ News report from the Rugby International at Croke Park on 18 February 2007 (via RTÉ Archives)

After decades of enmity and violence, there was rapid political progress in Northern Ireland.

Sinn Fein and the DUP agreed to share power at Stormont and the 'Chuckle Brothers' partnership of Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley began.


Watch: RTÉ News report on the restoration of a devolved government in Northern Ireland and the institution of power sharing on 8 May 2007 (via RTÉ Archives)

2007: The Playlist:

Girls Aloud - Call The Shots

Razorlight - Before I Fall To Pieces

Duke Special - Freewheel

Timbaland feat. OneRepublic - Apologize

Robyn - With Every Heartbeat

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Mika - Grace Kelly

Fergie - Glamorous

The Killers - Read My Mind

The Klaxons - Golden Skans

Sugababes - About You Now