In defence of Haughey

January 11th, 2015 9:26 AM

By Southern Star Team

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Southern Star January 10 2105

SIR – Charles J Haughey was

a man who was a politician

and he was much more

of a man than many who

come to the fore yet again to

dance on his grave.

He was not a monster who

cared for nobody but himself,

yet the real truth is not in the

interests of writers and filmmakers

who pretend it is only

themselves who have special

insight and the inner track

on the story of Mr Haughey.

He was once accused by

Garret Fitzgerald of having

a ‘flawed pedigree’ in the cut

and thrust of party politics,

yet it later came to light this

could have meant he’d got a

large bank debt written off ...

as did Mr Fitzgerald around

the same time.

One thing is certain, Mr

Haughey will not have his

many good deeds listed in

the pages of The Irish Times,

nor will its snooty readers

acknowledge that, as leaders

go, Mr Haughey was good

for Ireland, despite all the

old and new muck raked up

to sling at his close family.

Remember them?

Robert Sullivan,

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