TK Whitaker RIP

retep

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Just heard of the passing of TK (Ken) Whitaker, probably Ireland greatest public servant, just one month after his 100th birthday.

There is much that can be said and will be in the coming days.

Anne Chambers excellent biography does his memory justice


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Clanrickard

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A brilliant man. One of the heroes of this state.
 

Cellachán Chaisil

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Very sad to hear.

Gaeilge mhaith aige freisin.

Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.
 

Mick Mac

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Ar dheis de
 

automaticforthepeople

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Ireland's last patriot dies on the day when politicians put party interests first in that part of Ireland where he was born.
Sad irony, even Norn Irony.
 

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A visionary who provided the state a great service. We badly need someone of his stature now facing into Brexit. RIP.
 

jpc

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RIP
The finest public servant this country ever had.
 

ruserious

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Ah no. Genuinely feeling shîte about this. A personal hero of mine.
 

Bea C

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I got my RTÉ message a few minutes ago, I was really struck.
He was a man who was very good to me.
God bless him.
 

Half Nelson

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RIP

His Wikipedia page was edited eight times within the last few minutes. Who are these people?
 

General Urko

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Will we ever see anybody in his class again?

I very much doubt it!

We need statesmen/stateswomen now more than ever and we get the exact opposite!
 

runwiththewind

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He remarried aged 89. Way to go.
 

Dougal

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RIP Mr Whitaker, I had many a conversation about you over many year.
 

RodShaft

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We saw both ends of the spectrum tonight.

John Moran and TK Whitaker
 

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RIP. A great man.
 


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