Kevin Myers was writing recently about Garret Fitzgerald’s career and in particular his relationship with the criminal Haughey.
Fitzgerald, Myers tells us;
Was good at talking, poor at listening and poorer still at doing.
Fair comment, I think, and Myers assessment of the criminal Haughey is also right on the button.
Easily the most unspeakable reptile to inhabit the zoo of Irish politics since Independence.
Myers expresses astonishment that Fitzgerald failed to do any serious damage to Haughey despite his criminality.
The answer is simple; Haughey was a fully accepted member of the ruling elite.
Membership of this exclusive club guarantees immunity from any accountability whatsoever, no matter how serious the crime.