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Ireland On Sunday founder Liam Hayes tells the story of a conversation he had in 1998 with David English, the former head of Associated Newspapers, which was considering buying the Irish title.

2nd September, 2006

Ireland On Sunday founder Liam Hayes tells the story of a conversation he had in 1998 with David English, the former head of Associated Newspapers, which was considering buying the Irish title.

‘‘British people have been making fools of themselves in Ireland for 800 years,” English said, according to Hayes. ‘‘We won’t send British people in to run an Irish paper for us.”

A month later, English died.

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