In 1974, at the age of 19, John Loughran was dispatched to Áras an Uachtaráin on what was, by any standards, a highly sensitive mission. Erskine Childers had become the first Irish president to die in office, and although a plan had been mooted for his widow Rita to be acclaimed as his successor, it had come to nothing.
The result was that Rita Childers and her daughter Nessa - now an MEP -...
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