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QUIZ: What are these Celtic Tiger models promoting?

Girls in bikinis, boys in lumberjack shirts.

BACK IN THE Celtic Tiger days, nothing could be launched without a model present.

It was an unwritten rule: have something to advertise? Call Glenda. Or Gail. Or Katy.

Only problem was, sometimes it was almost impossible to tell what the girls in bikinis were actually promoting…

Did you pay attention during the Celtic Tiger? Find out with our quiz.

Gail Kaneswaren is being pushed in a wheelbarrow by a man with an open shirt in 2002 because...
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100% mortgages had just been announced
The AXA Ideal Homes Exhibition was being launched

The Construction Federation of Ireland was celebrating a bumper year in construction
Dunnes Stores was launching its new range of checked shirts
Glenda Gilson and Yvonne Ellard were accompanied by members of the Half Moon swimming club on the South Bull Wall in 2003 to...
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club
Model the 2003 Penney's bikini range

Promote a short-lived new Ringsend nightclub, The Waves
Celebrate the opening of the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Works
Baiba and Glenda Gilson were dressed as 'pharoahs' because...
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An Egyptian-themed night was to take place at Lillies Bordello for New Year's Eve 2005
Falcon Holidays announced the Red Sea Riviera in its winter programme for 2005/2006

MAC launched its new Egyptian Nights make-up range
Assets Models had just opened its first office in Egypt
Glenda Gilson was dressed as a lollipop lady because...
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The Road Safety Authority was announcing its 2003 statistics for road safety
A 'Traffic Light' ball was being held at Dublin Castle

The Career Guidance Counsellors of Ireland organisation was launching a new career guide
A post-primary 'Think Safety First' campaign was being launched
Andrea Roche, Glenda Gilson, and Roberta Rawat were dressed like this in 2005 because...
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The Construction Federation of Ireland was launching a new career drive aimed at women
Eircom was launching new deals for its customers

Treasury Holdings was celebrating starting work on his latest project at Spencer Dock
Caterpillar got planning permission for a five-storey store selling boots in Ballsbridge
Ruth Griffin and Glenda Gilson posed like this in 2006 to launch...
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A new range of Bond Girl-inspired swimwear designed by Celia Holman-Lee
Eircom's brand new Home Phone 7010

The new Bond film launch at Renard's
Motorola's new fliptop phone
Roz Lipsett and Yvonne Ellard were in a hot tub in 2003 because...
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The Clarence hotel had just upgraded its new penthouse
Direct Holidays was now offering handpicked 4- and 5-star properties to customers

Moet & Chandon was launching its new champagne bar at Renards
Malahide boutique Sans Soucci was celebrating 10 years in business
Michelle Doherty was wearing what expensive item at this launch in 2003?
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A €27,000 Dolce and Gabbana dress, only available at Khan boutique in Blackrock
A €36,000 Gossard g-string available at Clery's

The dress Victoria Beckham wore at the Brit Awards in 2000
A €300 strapless and backless bra designed by John Rocha
Regina Roe of R&B girl band D-Vine was perched on a car like this in 2003 because...
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Black Tie was launching a new bespoke men's clothing range called D-Man
Porsche was opening a flagship store in Stephen's Green

The Headway Ireland Black Tie and Diamonds Inaugural Ball at the Shelbourne Hotel was being launched
Valerie Roe was launching a charity event, Diamonds and Black Ties, at Lillies Bordello
Roberta Rowat, Glenda Gilson, Miss Ireland Sarah Morrissey and Gail Kaneswaren were pictured at the 2006 announcement of...
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Budget Travel's hunt for new reps for its 18 - 30 clubs
The launch for Irish fake tan range Bronzed Bodies, which featured colours inspired by different locations

Jury's Doyle Hotels' latest summer giveaway for customers
Ryanair's new €10 routes for the summer
Glenda Gilson was wearing a bikini made of lettuce in 2006 to celebrate...
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The Bagel Factory's €1 discount off all smoothies nationwide
Her new ad campaign for vegan activist group PETA

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland's annual report
The announcement of the Grand Canal Dock construction project
Models Gail Kaneswaren and Mary Grimes, and Denis O'Brien were emptying packaging into a bin in 1999 to launch...
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The highest-ever recycling figures in Ireland
Dublin City Council's new Rubbish It campaign to encourage people to bin their home phones and move to mobile

The launch of Esat Telecom's Scrap 'n' Save Package
Tin Bins, a charity night where models traded in their old electrical items to raise money for charity
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Model expert
Congrats! You remember every bit of the Celtic Tiger days - .
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Renard's regular
You remember a lot of the Celtic Tiger days, but you're not so hot on what our models were up to.
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Celtic leopard
You remember the models' names, but you're not so good at figuring out what they were advertising.
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Celtic cub
You remember nothing from the Celtic Tiger days. Either you weren't born yet, or you've just blocked the whole thing out.
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