Hypocrisy, hysteria and Haughey

The portrayal of Terry Keane in the recent RTÉ television drama series Charlie has earned criticism from both her close friends and the Haughey family. Séan Haughey told RTÉ’s Liveline on Wednesday that the scenes of “pillow talk” between his father

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Elaine Byrne

25th January, 2015

There is an innate common decency among Irish people. Empathy towards the former Taoiseach’s wife Maureen and their four children, Eimear, Conor, Ciarán and Séan, is in no short supply. The Book of Exodus speaks of the injustice of man’s iniquity and guilt visiting upon his children. We are answerable only for our own personal moral failings; no one else’s.

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