Tuesday 16 January 2018

Daniel McConnell: Brian's legacy flits between bravery and failure

A year on, one thing is certain -- Lenihan's contribution to this country was significant, says Daniel McConnell

ANNIVERSARIES are strange for those closest to someone who has died. You feel you should mark the day but you resent that time is passing and that your connection to the person who has gone is growing fainter.

You cherish the company of those who gather round you for the day, people with whom you may not have had much contact since, because the thing you had in common was the person you loved.

On Friday night, the family, friends and colleagues of Brian Lenihan gathered in Laurel Lodge church, Blanchardstown, to mark the first anniversary of his death on this day last year.

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