Moral courage needed to face the past and save the future
Moral courage is rare. Gerard Murphy must know his new book on the death of Michael Collins* risked return fire from academic nationalists but he still forged ahead.
Guardians of the Holy Grail that is the Cork Old IRA previously tried to rubbish Dr Murphy's first book, The Year of Disappearances.
But the controversies that followed the West Cork History Festival confirmed that Dr Murphy was broadly correct in his conclusions.