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The party founder who wasn’t actually there

It has been a confusing few weeks for deceased patriot Michael Collins.

19th March, 2011

It has been a confusing few weeks for deceased patriot Michael Collins.

In the cacophony of joyous rhetoric that has accompanied Fine Gael’s return to government, Collins’s name has been endlessly invoked by victorious ministers, TDs and hangers-on.

Fair enough. Except Collins has been variously and enthusiastically touted as the founder of both Fine Gael and that party’s forerunner, Cumann na nGaedheal.

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