Reeling in the Years recalls the hits and the headlines of 2005, when Cork became the European City of Culture, Waterford welcomed the Tall Ships, the Dublin suburb of Dundrum got a new shopping centre.

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Watch: RTÉ News reports as Dundrum Shopping Centre opens on 3 March 2005 (via RTÉ Archives)

Abroad, it was the year of the Live 8 concerts and campaign, the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans, the death of Pope John Paul II and the 7/7 bomb attacks in London.

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Watch: RTÉ News report on the London Bombings on 7 July 2005 (via RTÉ Archives)

As the Shell to Sea campaign opposed the laying of a gas pipeline in Co. Mayo, the 'Rossport Five' protestors spent 94 days in jail.

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Watch: RTÉ News report as the Rossport 5 are jailed on 29 June 2005. (RTÉ Archives)

Belfast mourned the loss of its most famous sporting hero as George Best was laid to rest.

2005 also saw the launch of the Sony Playstation and the Xbox 360, Eddie Hobbs' Rip-Off Republic was RTÉ's TV hit of the summer - and a photo-opportunity for Willie O'Dea backfired badly when the Minister for Defence was photographed pointing a gun at a camera.

2005 - The Playlist:

The Caesars - Jerk It Out

Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles

U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

Moby - Lift Me Up

KT Tunstall - Other Side Of The World

 Daniel Powter - Bad Day

Stereophonics - Dakota

James Blunt - You're Beautiful  

Madonna - Hung Up