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There is a story told by a former RTE current affairs reporter of a chance meeting he had in the 1980s in a pub in deepest Connemara.

18th March, 2006

There is a story told by a former RTE current affairs reporter of a chance meeting he had in the 1980s in a pub in deepest Connemara. It was Sunday night and well past midnight. According to the law, the pub should have been long closed. But business was only just getting into full swing.

The reporter met a man whom he had interviewed for television some months previously.

The man was a retired politician...

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