Thursday 27 April 2017

Zozimus

PJ Mara was Charlie Haughey's press secretary, and a man I liked. While he had a ruthless streak he could certainly have been said to have added to the gaiety of the nation Photo: Declan Shanahan
PJ Mara was Charlie Haughey's press secretary, and a man I liked. While he had a ruthless streak he could certainly have been said to have added to the gaiety of the nation Photo: Declan Shanahan
Liam Collins

Liam Collins

My father died last January at the age of 90 and at year's end my thoughts turn to what is described at Mass as "the altar list of the dead".

I didn't mourn my father because he had a good life, but I do miss him.

He read the newspaper every day and when you called to see him he would impart his opinions and observations on the stories and the columnists, even though he knew most of them only by repute.

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