While taoiseach in 1982 Charles Haughey fulfilled the invitation to the White House for St Patrick’s Day that had been extended to his predecessor Garret Fitz-Gerald. Mr Haughey then invited the president to Ireland on a state visit.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
FORMER Taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald was one of the outstanding statesmen of our time. As evinced by the unprecedented outpouring of tributes from right across the political spectrum, his contribution to landmark developments in Ireland’s recent history has been enormous.
Fri, 20 May, 2011
LATE last week, a handful of media organisations contacted me with bad news concerning the serious illness of Dr Garret FitzGerald. Fearing the worst, they were preparing appropriate tributes. He was gravely ill, suffering from pneumonia and surviving on a ventilator in hospital.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
IT’S easy to be snide about RTÉ’s Ireland’s Greatest Figures: far too many people born in the 1970s, a blank as far as the world of science is concerned, very few people who have actually made any money, no one of an identifiably unionist persuasion, and so on.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010