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A retrospective through the Taoisigh of the modern era

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World of Politics with Harry McGee

Charlie Haughey was still Taoiseach when I first set out in journalism over quarter of a century ago. I only encountered him once, at an event in what was then UCG to mark an Irish-language initiative. He came out and did a doorstep. It was short and cursory. I can’t remember the questions nor the subject matter. All I can remember was the tone.

It was neutral and measured and he was accommodating, but there was no mistaking his authority, that kind of steeliness he exhibited publicly – enough to kind of overawe a cub reporter.

Albert Reynolds was Taoiseach when I first moved to........

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