Saturday 3 December 2016

Forde insult does not bode well

Published 15/01/2010 | 05:00

Not everyone agreed with the late Conor Cruise O'Brien's political viewpoint, but few can argue against his status as one of Ireland's outstanding intellectuals.

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He brought honour to his country, at so many levels, and is still revered by his peers throughout the world.

Thus, it is sickening to hear a political backwoodsman refer to him as an "intellectually corrupt politician who committed treasonous acts", (Irish Independent, January 12).

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