From the Attic Archives.
Sunday Independent 28th September 2003
Arts Council member says forgive CJH
It is time to forgive Charles of Haughey because he is a great man who has given so much, said new Arts Council member, Noelle Campbell-Sharp.
The former publisher, a self-confessed admirer of the former Taoiseach, said all great men deserve to be forgiven much.
In an interview with the October edition of the Dubliner magazine, she said:
I can forgive him his peccadilloes. When you are a student of greatness, you have to forgive these people their human frailties.
It’s because they have given so much more than others, she said.
We forgive people all the time, Roy Keane, Louis Walsh, it’s just because this nasty little word, money, is involved that we all get uptight.
Money shouldn’t be that important.
There’s no way such a mindset can be analysed. All that can be said is – Noelle Campbell-Sharp is a very stupid woman.