Tribute to soul-guides Garret and Declan
Published 09/06/2011 | 05:00
NEITHER Garret FitzGerald nor Declan Costello would be offended but would be amused (and make a sardonic riposte) were one to recycle the words of Oscar Wilde.
"To lose one soul-guide may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two in one month looks like carelessness."
For a generation, they provided a political road-map out of the 1950s morass of national self-doubt. They were not alone, but for some of us their influence was specific and overwhelming. To attempt to implement their vision was an unquantifiable honour.