Tuesday 24 April 2018

Eoghan Harris: Insidious Sinn Fein is only helped by Insider Ireland

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

SATURDAY: BREANDAN O hEither was never a member of the Insider Ireland circle. The thought surfaces in my stream of consciousness during the funeral mass in Donnybrook church for the late reporter's daughter Mairin and son Aindriu, who tragically died of cancer within days of each other.

I did not know Mairin or Aindriu personally. I was at the funeral from respect for their mother, Catherine, and their late father, the famous Breandan O hEither, with whom I worked in RTE's pioneering Feach programme from 1968-72 and who died in 1990 at only 60 years of age.

Every week Breandan and myself would get into his battered old banger and set out for Drogheda or Dungarvan in search of a story. First stop was the Goat Pub at the bottom of his road. Then we would drop Drogheda and Dungarvan and head for Spiddal or Doolin.

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