I think it is entirely inappropriate and disgusting that the leader of FG should honour such a man. Flanagan was a raving anti-Semite.
Shortly after being elected to the Dáil he said:
"There is one thing that Germany did and that was to rout the Jews out of their country. Until we rout the Jews out of this country it does not matter a hair's breadth what orders you make. Where the bees are there is honey, and where the Jews are there is money."
Do people here believe that Flanagan deserved such an honour? And I'm particularly interested to hear what the FGers think of this.