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    From today's Irish Times:

    "THE LONG association between Charles Haughey and the Blasket Island of Inismhicileáin (pronounced “Inishvickillaun”) off the Kerry coast is the subject of a collection of papers donated yesterday to the State by the late taoiseach’s family.

    Speaking at the Great Blasket Island visitor centre in Dún Chaoin (Dunquin), Dr Martin Mansergh, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, said he was delighted to accept the seven large boxes of personal papers belonging to a man with whom he “had the honour” to work, in a close capacity, for 11 years.



    “The collection of personal papers, being kindly presented by the Haughey family to the Blasket centre, reflects the broad range of interests of the former taoiseach.



    Speaking on behalf of the family, Sean Haughey, who is Minister for State at the Department of Education and Science, recalled how his father had a great love for west Kerry ever since his first visit to the Ballyferriter area in 1940".





    Reckon that lad who danced on Haughey's grave had a far greater understanding of Haughey's legacy to the Irish nation, he was the original Godfather and nurtured such Goodfellas as Lawlor, Ahern, Burke, Callely all taken from a DNS background and elevated to the national (rip off) stage.

    Get a little sick of the Haughey family's wonderful view of their crooked father and their regular revisionist trips.

    Would feel most people think just give back the ill-gotten gains and plss off to whatever hole treats this family like royalty, they are a talentless bunch, their wealth built on the corrupt deals of their father be it forcing through planning permission, making sure utility pipes went through, passports for sale, thanks big fella, daddy lenny's sick fund it goes on and and on.

    Keep your bloody papers and just give back the monies.

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    he was the start of the real rot imo. only ahern surpasses him for scuminess.

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    If they had any decency they would hand over the deeds to the Island

    as well as the papers,

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    Wonder if his papers are not a pack of lies. At least Peig Sayers for all her gloominess wrote the truth as she saw it. Where is the shame of the Haughey family and FF in having this done iun public, with two ministers travelling there , at our expense I assume. I suppose Pádí Hog O'Shea was present for this unique event.
    You'd think Kenny committed Treason and brought in IMF. Cowen had all in stitches in Galway at 3.30a.m.but he was "not impaired" -DD Power. FF=Publican páirtí an IMF.

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    The recollections in the Haughey papers are probably as accurate as those in a Willie O'Dea affidavit.

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    Speaking on behalf of the family, Sean Haughey, who is Minister for State at the Department of Education and Science, recalled how his father had a great love for west Kerry ever since his first visit to the Ballyferriter area in 1940".

    He had a lot of love to go around,,,, pity he didn't have any for the country that sponsored his lushes like,, he was as straight as a dogs hind leg.
    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by williewatch View Post
    The recollections in the Haughey papers are probably as accurate as those in a Willie O'Dea affidavit.

    Willie probably wrote them!!

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    Wish Ferris and his mates would blow up Sweetie's bust in Dingle or wherever it is maybe the lad who does the shotgun start for the regatta could have a pop.

    Shouldn't someone hand over Terry Keane's papers she knew him better and probably spent more time with him than anyone in his family, they really should have a portrait picture of Terry with them in that family pic on the IT, if only for completion purposes.

    What kinda guy marries his daughter off to his matefor the fish fingers fortune, could go on and on with this crew.

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    Good for the family. Charles Haughey, though vain and corrupt, still achieved more for country than Lynch, Cowen, Ahern, Bruton, Fitzgerald, and Liam cosgrave. The period between 1987 to 1992, when his programme for
    National recovery did what it said on the tin. Look at the current deficit figures if you are too blinded by hatred. Even if he had never been Taoiseach he would be historically important for his ministerial efforts. It is a shame that he was not the leader when the bank guarantee was agreed. In summary he was s vile man but a great leader who would have achieved more but for his greed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Good for the family. Charles Haughey, though vain and corrupt, still achieved more for country than Lynch, Cowen, Ahern, Bruton, Fitzgerald, and Liam cosgrave. The period between 1987 to 1992, when his programme for
    National recovery did what it said on the tin. Look at the current deficit figures if you are too blinded by hatred. Even if he had never been Taoiseach he would be historically important for his ministerial efforts. It is a shame that he was not the leader when the bank guarantee was agreed. In summary he was s vile man but a great leader who would have achieved more but for his greed.
    Absolutely. The emotion I'm left with when I think of Haughey is sadness. He was such a waste of potential.
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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