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Thread: R.I.P. John O'Connell.

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    Further controversy surrounded O'Connell's relationship with Charles Haughey in later years during the Moriarty Tribunal when it was revealed that O'Connell was the conduit of moneys between Arab tycoon Mahmoud Fustok and Haughey, and it was further revealed that O'Connell had invested a significant sum in Celtic Helicopters, the business venture of Haughey's son Ciaran.
    John O'Connell (Dublin politician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    A good servant of the country and modernising force for peace. Involved in that entire financial quagmire that FF wallowed in during the 80s, but that shouldn't cause people to overlook his achievements.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    Charlie's bagman - one of 'em anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    A good servant of the country and modernising force for peace. Involved in that entire financial quagmire that FF wallowed in during the 80s, but that shouldn't cause people to overlook his achievements.
    Wow just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    A good servant of the country and modernising force for peace. Involved in that entire financial quagmire that FF wallowed in during the 80s, but that shouldn't cause people to overlook his achievements.

    What are you on about. He joined FF late, was a socialist millionaire, and facilitated that chancer Harold Wilson's meeting with IRA under false pretext during visit to Dublin. He did end up in FF and was minister for Health for short period in early 1990s. He promised FF would legislate for X case and SC judgment after referendum of 1992 failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    He promised FF would legislate for X case and SC judgment after referendum of 1992 failed.
    Yeah, you would think that he would have sorted out that whole abortion thing between the time of the referendum and the time he retired due to ill health a few months later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    Yeah, you would think that he would have sorted out that whole abortion thing between the time of the referendum and the time he retired due to ill health a few months later...
    He promised FF would, does it all depend on one man ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    A good servant of the country and modernising force for peace. Involved in that entire financial quagmire that FF wallowed in during the 80s, but that shouldn't cause people to overlook his achievements.
    What were his achievements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    He promised FF would, does it all depend on one man ?

    They put it back to the people. If the people chose to give an ambiguous answer, then it's hard to satisfy them, a the current government is now seeing.
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