Saturday 19 August 2017

'Garret the good' was a sneer from his rival

Many commentators, including RTE, refer to late Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald as "Garret the good".

Whether they realise it or not, this was a pejorative term coined by Haughey sycophant and fellow Mayo man, the late John Healy, about Garret.

He also used the same sneering sarcasm about Jack Lynch, giving him the sobriquet 'Honest Jack'.

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