Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Haughey Dies

Charles Haughey, former Taoiseach, leader of Fianna Fail and one the most controversial politicians in Irish history died this morning at 10am.

Even in death he will divide the nation. Some people who hated him in life will hate him in death and will not be able to let the opportunity pass to twist the knife one last time thereby gaining some press publicity for themselves. We all know the history but let us not allow the misdeeds of the past completely overshadow the achievements of the past. There will be years enough to savage his reputation, there are only a few days to bury the man with dignity.

He had done the state some service, we know it, no more of that.

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