Monday 19 March 2018

Eoghan Harris: In memory of Justin Keating and what was serious politics

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

FIVE patriots died over the New Year: Cahal Daly, Dermot Nally, Michael Dwyer, Dick Hill, Justin Keating. Whether as clerics, civil servants, film critics, broadcasters or politicians, all five took the public sphere seriously. All of them improved Irish public life.

Alas I was not lucky enough to meet either Daly or Nally. And while I respected Michael Dwyer as a film critic, I did not know him well enough to write anything exceptional about him. Dick Hill was close to me and I hope to write about him another week. This week I want to share some memories of Justin Keating.

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