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.
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).