Funeral orations: It's the way they tell 'em

As is customary and Gaelic, much benign euphemism pervaded the tributes and obituaries of former justice minister Sean Doherty last week.

11th June, 2005

As is customary and Gaelic, much benign euphemism pervaded the tributes and obituaries of former justice minister Sean Doherty last week.

Albert Reynolds, in customary fashion, was the only one who told it straight: “He was a bit of a rogue.”

The Bert confined himself to: “He was a colourful character'‘, and such like.

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