A political storm and the infamous acronym is born

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Malcolm Macarthur’s arrest in the home of the Attorney General Patrick Connolly creates an international political storm.

Charles Haughey holds a press conference to calm things down. It leads to the creation of a phrase that will haunt him for the rest of the career.

Episode four of seven.

GUBU is researched, reported and narrated by Harry McGee and edited by Enda O’Dowd.


Sound mix by JJ Vernon

Title music by Orakhal

Graphics by Paul Scott