Brendan O'Connor and the bollox Fintan O'Toole

From the Attic Archives

Some quotes from an article by Brendan O’Connor (Sunday Independent, July 20 1997) on the concept of zero tolerance and the criminal Haughey’s appearance at the McCracken Tribunal.

I wonder if Charlie wouldn’t have preferred to go to prison with his honour intact rather than watch the self-righteous mob led by Fintan O’Toole don the war paint and dance around the bonfire gloating.

Charlie may have been a bollox, but no more than any of us are bolloxes.

Bolloxes on a smaller stage maybe but flawed, greedy bollixes all the same.

Sometimes I lie awake at night and I wonder if even Fintan O’Toole is flawed. Maybe even Fintan is a bollox like all the rest of us.

2 thoughts on “Brendan O'Connor and the bollox Fintan O'Toole”

  1. You’re dredging, Anthony. BTW I did’t know bollox had two plurals, bolloxes and bollixes

  2. I’m always dredging Haymoon – Lol
    As for Bollix, there has been a long ongoing debate as to the correct spelling of the word but nobody has any doubt about its meaning and to those it best applies 🙂

    I sent you an email recently, I was wondering did you get it ok

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