When Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told Mary Hanafin she was being appointed to her dream job, she burst into tears. Hanafin is able to laugh about the incident now, but being made Minister for Education in last September's cabinet reshuffle was certainly a bittersweet moment for her.
Just over a year before, Hanafin's husband, barrister Eamon Leahy, died suddenly at the age of 46. Hanafin, then government chief whip, had boarded a flight in Amsterdam bound...
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