Political dynasty secrets go unrevealed
Dynasties: Irish Political Families by Johnny Fallon. New Island, €17. Reviewed by John Burke.
Dynasties: Irish Political Families by Johnny Fallon
The election to public office of the son, daughter, sibling or widow of a well-regarded politician is not a practice unique to Ireland. Still, many notable Irish politicians have benefited from this often controversial form of electoral ascension.
The names of the best-known families are familiar to even the casual observer; the late Charles Haughey and his son Sean; Ber Cowen and his sons Barry and former taoiseach...
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