Monday 18 December 2017

O'Shea the heart of Goal but aid business is not just about passion

John O'Shea, a cranky culchie, still has much to offer the charity he founded, writes Brendan O'Connor

RESCUE MISSION: John O'Shea at a temporary camp for survivors of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2010.
RESCUE MISSION: John O'Shea at a temporary camp for survivors of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2010.
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

After the earthquake in Haiti, John O'Shea was on Al Jazeera TV, ranting, I think the word is, at a presenter, about how someone needed to take charge of the relief effort.

You will recall that at the time there was loads of aid from all around the world trying to get into Haiti but there were huge problems getting it to people, what with access problems and security issues.

And no, it's not what you're thinking, O'Shea wasn't suggesting that he should take charge. Instead, it was probably the one man that John O'Shea thought was better equipped than himself to handle the situation. Barack Obama should take charge, O'Shea said. The whole world admired him and all the various agencies would be happy to line up behind him.

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