Humbled Healy-Rae phones in his excuses
Great men in history have a strange tendency to be brought down not by monumental foes, but by the political equivalents of a shoe-free foot carelessly stepping on an upturned plug. Richard Nixon was driven from office because of a ‘‘third-rate burglary’’.
Al Capone only ever got nabbed for tax evasion. Charles Haughey’s long grip on power was loosened because Sean Doherty couldn’t resist having a cosy chat with Shay Healy on Nighthawks.
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