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16th October, 2016
Nick Keogh: ‘When something is so bloody rotten, change has to be forced’ Picture: Barry Cronin

When we meet, Nick Keogh apologises for the mess inside his van. We make polite conversation as we sit in the forecourt of a large petrol station in Co Westmeath, hemmed in by a tank truck making a fuel delivery. Bad timing. He turns the engine off while we wait.

It was Keogh’s call to pick me up here, mine to meet early on a Wednesday morning. It is our second proper conversation. After several...

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