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Speaking ill of the wrong subjects

Speaking ill of the Dead. By Myles Dungan, New Island, €14.95

19th January, 2008

Speaking ill of the Dead. By Myles Dungan, New Island, €14.95

The notion that Irish people never speak ill of the dead has always been one of those great national myths we like to tell about ourselves. In fact, the libel laws in this country sometimes make it feel as if the only people it’s safe to have a go at are those too busy pushing up daisies to care.

The Americans, too,...

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