Sharp focus on public life of Haughey
Published 30/10/2015 | 02:30
He was the most controversial politician in the history of the State.
Now an exhibition of photographs by Eamonn Farrell examines the public image of Charles Haughey.
'Charles Haughey: Power, Politics & Public Image' is a chance to observe Haughey and a cast of supporting characters including Brian Lenihan, Pádraig Flynn, Mary O'Rourke, Bertie Ahern and PJ Mara. It shows them at work in their native political habitats - such as ard fheiseanna, press conferences and fundraising dinners.
A sustained sequence of photographs recalls 'the heave' of February 1983 - when Haughey surprised everyone by surviving.
Eamonn Farrell is an award-winning photojournalist and art photographer, who set up the agency Photocall Ireland. The exhibition runs until November 22 in the Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square, Dublin. Admission is free.