Jack Lynch’s legacy has lessons for Varadkar

Jack Lynch’s legacy has lessons for Varadkar
Jack Lynch, who was loved by the Irish people for his gentle humility

As the centenary of his birth takes place this month, it may be unpopular to say but Jack Lynch was weak on diplomacy – and particularly the North

The centenary of Jack Lynch’s birth falls this month. The two-term Fianna Fáil Taoiseach (1966-73 and 1977-79) is widely lauded as one of Ireland’s most popular politicians. The six-time Cork All-Ireland winner was the last political leader to win an overall Dáil majority. There are many aspects of Lynch’s career which will be rightly celebrated over the next week.

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