As so many TDs took up their seats for the first time in the 33rd Dáil on Thursday, we took a step back in time.
All the way to 1981 - when a certain Ivan Yates took his seat in the chamber for very the first time.
Representing Wexford for Fine Gael, the newbie was asked by reporters how he felt.
The then-youngest member in Leinster House said: "Oh a very exciting time, first day in the Dáil - delighted with the result of the election and an honour and privilege to be here."
Asked if he felt like it was his first day of school, the future Hard Shoulder presenter said: "There are similarities between that and boarding school, yes, but it's more exciting and more important I think".
He added: "I look forward to a change of government, and I think the wind is blowing our way".
He would be re-elected six more times - as well as serve as Agriculture Minister between 1994 and 1997.
Do you think he sounds a bit different?
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) February 20, 2020