Haughey refused life-saving op that would render him impotent

'There's life in the old dog yet' FF leader told his doctors

22nd October, 2015
Haughey with journalist Terry Keane Pic: RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fail leader Charlie Haughey refused an operation to remove a cancerous prostate gland because it would render him impotent, a new book reveals.

Historian and journalist Tim Pat Coogan's The Mornings After, on the history of Ireland since 1916, was launched last night in Dublin.

The book discloses that Haughey was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1996. He was told by his doctors that he would survive the disease if the gland was removed but...

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