Liz O'Donnell: Mitchell -- a genius of compromise, who mastered impossible for peace
Senator George Mitchell was in Dublin last week to accept three awards. The first was the Business & Finance Award for outstanding contribution to Ireland, an event that drew over 1,000 people to the Convention Centre. The second was when President Higgins awarded him the Distinguished Services medal, the highest civilian honour. The third was the conferring of an honorary Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil honoris causa), the highest award that can be bestowed by DCU.