Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenehan at Terminal 2

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Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenihan at Terminal 2

Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenihan at Terminal 2

The late Brian Patrick Lenihan was one of our great political figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Brian served as a Minister in several Fianna Fáil administrations, which were beset by the continual problems of developing our economy, and solving the problem of emigration.

Brian led the way in solving the problem, in a simple straightforward no nonsense approach. On emigration he is famously quoted as saying,
"We can't all live on a small island"

His great insight is now again the foundation of the defacto Government policy and strategy for dealing with our current unemployment problem.

It is time he was remembered for his inspiration and contribution, by building a suitable statue in his memory, at Dublin Airport, just to remind the emigrants who are leaving at the rate of 300 a day that we can't all live on a small island at least not under a Fianna Fáil Government.

It would be appropriate that a major piece of public infrastructure costing over €600 million would have a major work of art commissioned, that would commerate a leading political thinker, and acknowledge the Irish diaspora and thier contribution to other Nations.
 
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Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenehan at Terminal 2

The late Brian Patrick Lenehan was one of our great political figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Brian served as a Minister in several Fianna Fáil administrations, which were beset by the continual problems of developing our economy, and solving the problem of emigration.

Brian led the way in solving the problem, in a simple straightforward no nonsense approach. On emigration he is famously quoted as saying,
"We can't all live on a small island"

His great insight is now again the foundation of the defacto Government policy and strategy for dealing with our current unemployment problem.

It is time he was remembered for his inspiration and contribution, by building a suitable statue in his memory, at Dublin Airport, just to remind the emigrants who are leaving at the rate of 300 a day that we can't all live on a small island at least not under a Fianna Fáil Government.

It would be appropriate that a major piece of public infrastructure costing over €600 million would have a major work of art commissioned, that would commerate a leading political thinker, and acknowledge the Irish diaspora and thier contribution to other Nations.
We can name the bar after Cosgrave who said the poor could all feck off to America after the civil war.....only thing is if Cowen was asked to open it we might not get him out...!
 

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And Brian jnr has made sure with his bank guarantees/rescue that many more will have to leave than need to.
 

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Let him wait his turn until we see how big his contribution to increasing the diaspor

And Brian jnr has made sure with his bank guarantees/rescue that many more will have to leave than need to.
Let him wait his turn until we see how big his contribution to increasing the diaspora will be.
 

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We can name the bar after Cosgrave who said the poor could all feck off to America after the civil war.....only thing is if Cowen was asked to open it we might not get him out...!
Surely, Donie Cassidy has first dibs on naming rights on the bar.
 

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Let him wait his turn until we see how big his contribution to increasing the diaspora will be.
Oh, he's made a very good start. And what about poor Conor? We can't just leave him out. Perhaps we could leave a couple of empty spaces on the plinth - in fact we could leave more than a couple, as I daresay there'll be future generations of Lenihans who will make similarly large contributions to public service in Ireland. We are lucky to have such dedicated families, are we not?
 

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B Lenehan Senior: A suitable monument might be something that changes direction according to the way the wind blows. Useful in an airport.

In relation to the Taoiseach, it is sufficient to note that the lorries they use to refuel planes are called 'bowsers'.

As for the rest of them, the Lobby is already named in their honour! (though we might reserve the apron for Mammy O'Rourke).

Edit to add: Since the departure of Gruppenfuehrer Minister McDowell from Justice, there are no candidates for naming the Hangars.
 

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There is a better case for naming it Lenehan International than Lemass International

There is a better case for naming it Lenehan International than Lemass International Airport
 

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I heard the most appalling rumour about Brian Lenihan many years ago. I can't repeat it, and since it is nothing more than a rumour I shouldn't either.

Suffice to say, that even if there is even a tiny bit of truth in it, then it certainly changed my view of him. It also explains why some people didn't feel too bad about stealing from his medical fund.
 

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There is a Fianna Fáil Tourism Strategy also

Depends on which way most of the traffic goes through it.
There is a Fianna Fáil Tourism Strategy also.

We need to export more of our people so they can return on regular holidays from Australia, Canada, UK, Gulf States, etc
 

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Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenehan at Terminal 2

The late Brian Patrick Lenehan was one of our great political figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Brian served as a Minister in several Fianna Fáil administrations, which were beset by the continual problems of developing our economy, and solving the problem of emigration.

Brian led the way in solving the problem, in a simple straightforward no nonsense approach. On emigration he is famously quoted as saying,
"We can't all live on a small island"

His great insight is now again the foundation of the defacto Government policy and strategy for dealing with our current unemployment problem.

It is time he was remembered for his inspiration and contribution, by building a suitable statue in his memory, at Dublin Airport, just to remind the emigrants who are leaving at the rate of 300 a day that we can't all live on a small island at least not under a Fianna Fáil Government.

It would be appropriate that a major piece of public infrastructure costing over €600 million would have a major work of art commissioned, that would commerate a leading political thinker, and acknowledge the Irish diaspora and thier contribution to other Nations.
excellent. maybe passport control could be named after reynolds.
 

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I think that the Departures Lounge should be called the Lenihan Departures Lounge
 

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Time for a monument to honour and remember Brian Patrick Lenehan at Terminal 2

The late Brian Patrick Lenehan was one of our great political figures of the second half of the twentieth century. Brian served as a Minister in several Fianna Fáil administrations, which were beset by the continual problems of developing our economy, and solving the problem of emigration.

Brian led the way in solving the problem, in a simple straightforward no nonsense approach. On emigration he is famously quoted as saying,
"We can't all live on a small island"

His great insight is now again the foundation of the defacto Government policy and strategy for dealing with our current unemployment problem.

It is time he was remembered for his inspiration and contribution, by building a suitable statue in his memory, at Dublin Airport, just to remind the emigrants who are leaving at the rate of 300 a day that we can't all live on a small island at least not under a Fianna Fáil Government.

It would be appropriate that a major piece of public infrastructure costing over €600 million would have a major work of art commissioned, that would commerate a leading political thinker, and acknowledge the Irish diaspora and thier contribution to other Nations.
As Minister for Justice he was responsible for what was known as the heavy gang and in my opinion deserves the respect of nobody.
learn your history kiddo.
 

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I heard the most appalling rumour about Brian Lenihan many years ago. I can't repeat it, and since it is nothing more than a rumour I shouldn't either.

Suffice to say, that even if there is even a tiny bit of truth in it, then it certainly changed my view of him. It also explains why some people didn't feel too bad about stealing from his medical fund.
Yes and I will be polite no morals no ethics, a man of no substance!
 


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