My little way to mark the end of the first decade of the millennium, through an Irish prism; selected news stories from the December 22nds of the last ten years. All from the Irish Times archives.
2001 Minister refuses to comment on IMMA argument (about political interference in appointment process)
2003 Ray Burke paid €41,492 pension as ex-minister (despite claiming free legal aid)
2009 Labour seeks answer to RTÉ report (on Charlie McCreevy’s – amongst others – relationship with Michael Fingleton)
Anyone seeing a pattern?
Note: I think one is from a December 21st or 20th because the 22nd was a Saturday or something. They were collated over the course of the day whilst working on another piece.