Sunday 25 June 2017

Redmond: a life marked by greed, corruption and unashamed graft

Deeds of this former public servant can't be erased by charitable descriptions

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS: George Redmond, above, was part of the memorable cast of the Flood Tribunal
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS: George Redmond, above, was part of the memorable cast of the Flood Tribunal
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

When it comes to summing up the late George Redmond, his son John put it best in the eulogy he delivered to the hundreds of mourners who gathered to pay their respects to the former Dublin assistant city and county manager last Friday morning.

"It was the gospel according to George, that's the way it was with him," John Redmond recalled to nods and smiles of acknowledgment from the family, friends and associates who attended his father's funeral in the sylvan setting of St Mochta's Church in Porterstown.

Fr Paul Ward, for his part, described the 92-year-old who passed away last Wednesday morning following a short illness, as a Christian man who had been in "public service for many years".

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss