Tuesday 6 December 2016

Gay's back on the trail -- but this time it's to fight for 1916 heroes

Published 17/12/2011 | 05:00

IT seemed briefly as if the last six weeks hadn't happened. For yesterday -- once again -- Gay Mitchell was on a walkabout around the streets of Dublin.

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Not much has been seen of the Fine Gael MEP and former presidential candidate since his campaign for the Aras ended in a somewhat ignominious fourth-place finish in the seven-way race, and the rattled contender returned to Brussels to lick his wounds immediately afterwards.

But he was tempted back on to the streets of his home city by a letter he received from the Save Moore Street Group which includes relatives of leaders of the 1916 Rising, inviting him to inspect the areas around the GPO, including the Moore Street houses where the rebels made their last stand against the British forces.

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