Monday 20 November 2017

Tribute to a man's courage and foresight

The International Financial Services Centre is Haughey’s legacy.
The International Financial Services Centre is Haughey’s legacy.

* Bearing in mind the historical hostility of many media outlets to Fianna Fail in general and to the late Charles Haughey in particular, it was very gratifying to read Eamon Delaney's fair and balanced article on the late Taoiseach's record and reputation (Irish Independent, Saturday, December 28).

A good journalist does not depend on diatribes to make points; an excellent one prefers verifiable facts and honest and honourable evaluation. The reality that the dead cannot sue is never relevant to such a journalist.

The annual release of the state papers around this time, of course, is a catalyst for some persons to indulge in a recrudescent attack on, inter alia, the late Taoiseach's perceived incompetence, lack of foresight, courage, imagination, etc.

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