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In her oration yesterday afternoon at the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald borrowed a line from a character in the G K Chesterton book, 'The Man who was Thursday'.
The character says: "If you don't seem to be hiding, nobody hunts you out."
She made the reference at the site of the ambush and killing of the then commander-in-chief of the Irish Army, Michael Collins, in County Cork on August 22, 1922.