Saturday May 30, 2020

Charlie without the Arms Trial is no Charlie at all

The decision to dramatise the career of Charles Haughey, while ignoring his role in the existential crisis that threatened this state, makes RTE’s Charlie a headless dramatic chicken

18th January, 2015

Imagine the dramatic potential. One of the country’s most powerful politicians is suddenly sacked from government and arrested for attempting to illegally import arms into the country. That same day another senior cabinet minister is also sacked and arrested. The entire country is convulsed. Fianna Fáil, the major political party in the country since independence, begins to tear itself apart. Rumours abound of a coup d’état.

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