WHEN ZIMBABWE’S THEN-Prime Minister Robert Mugabe visited Ireland in 1983, he was treated to some top Dublin hospitality.
During a working lunch in Iveagh House, there was no shortage of alcoholic beverages. Hennessy, Winter’s Tale, some Baileys Cream and a few Smithwick’s were all ordered in Iveagh House on 8th December 1983.
The cost for the whole lot? £148.70.
That works out at 60p for a pint of Stout, £2.28 for a brandy and £20 for a bottle of vintage port.
Check out the bill, which was covered by the Taoiseach’s people:
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Thirty years on, look what happened.
For further study, see the National Archives Ref 2013/100/968