Liam Cosgrave dies.



the secretary

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Rip
 

Fr. Hank Tree

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Some age. Lynch, Haughey, FitzGerald, Reynolds were all Taoiseach after him and died before him.

RIP
 

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I thought he had died years ago. Amazing age. So much for increased longetivity. Some of these older generation types just keep going while so many modern people are dropping like flies.
 

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Am I the only one who thought he died decades ago ?
Just a few years ago, his biography was written by RTE correspondent whose name escapes me at the mo. At the launch, Cosgrave spoke, unscripted. The speech was both profound and witty. Some achievement for a man in his 90's.
 

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Sorry to hear.

He was a living link to his father and the 1916 generation.

Cosgrave had a sort of craggy integrity that does not sit well with the smooth spin-doctoring of this generation.

But I miss it, sometimes - like having the chutzpah to vote against his own party's Contraception Bill. Boy, did I curse him over that.

But in the main, he was a strong Taoiseach at a time when this state really needed it.
 

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Very few Male Irish Citizens reach his age!
How much will the state funeral cost relative to pension money saved by us?
 

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Old School F.G as bad as modern F.G. Blow-ins and thundering disgraces versus up early in the morning and cynical P.R tricks.
 

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Very few Male Irish Citizens reach his age!
How much will the state funeral cost relative to pension money saved by us?
Not in the least mean-spirited, as ever.
 

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He had a long innings

Don't know what to make of him really

A bit dour and 19th Century for my liking and very anti Republican

But a relatively competent Minister and a smooth political operator

He was of course the son of WT Cosgrave the 1st President of the Irish Free State

Definitely Old School - a Man of personal integrity and conduct and Traditional Family values

IIRC he voted AGAINST his own Governments Contraceptive Bill!!!!

I wonder what he made of Leo?:shock:

Certainly he came to be Taoiseach at one of the worst times in Modern Irish History

- what with the North in violent disarray and the Economy up the Khyber

RIP to the Man anyway and Condolences to his Family

His negotiation of the Sunningale Agreement in December 1973 with the British Government should have been his Finest Hour

- but was shot down in Flames (literally) by the Loyalists

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
 

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He should have sacked Paddy Donegan over the thundering disgrace remark with regards to President O' Dalaigh
 


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