His own Boss

Charles Haughey’s favourite poet, William Butler Yeats, once wrote that all life was a preparation for something that would probably never happen.

16th December, 2006

Charles Haughey’s favourite poet, William Butler Yeats, once wrote that all life was a preparation for something that would probably never happen.

Until last Tuesday, there must have been plenty of times when Haughey’s youngest son, Sean, felt the truth of that statement all too painfully.

The new Minister of State for Education and Science knows all about the danger of counting chickens. On the night that he planned to pop...

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