Thursday 19 July 2018

Lone 'yes we can' man is out on his own in this world full of 'No'

Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

There's something about a man who's got it right, when everyone else has got it wrong, a kind of a presence that is at once startling and deeply reassuring.

Naturally it is startling because it is so rare that we encounter such a man, telling his truth, and yet the truth itself has such a powerful effect, it seems to liberate us for a few moments from the stress of the untruths which quietly bear down upon us all day long.

Thus it was energising, and yet somehow tranquilising, when Edmund Honohan, the Master of the High Court, went on the Claire Byrne Show recently to inform the political class that they don't seem to understand the law in relation to what is happening with the vulture funds, but that he, being the Master of the High Court after all, can clarify it for them.

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