Reading an article in the Irish Independent recently about the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi I was struck by the similarities between him and the corrupt Haughey.
Liar, dodgy planning, adulterer, manipulator of power for his own ends, loved by many despite his corruption, admired by the media for his Houdini like political escapes, rich and does what he likes.
It was only towards the end of the article that I spotted something that the corrupt Haughey never had to worry about. Apparently, once in a generation the Italian people rise up in furious indignation against injustice, oppression or corruption.
We’ll never see that in Ireland.