He was a leader who put the nation first, a statesman who was never too busy to listen to others, a true patriot in a time of violence, and - ultimately - someone of genuine principle who has now been lost from our land
Forgotten Patriot is the story of Douglas Hyde, the first President of Ireland under the 1937 Constitution. He founded the Gaelic League in 1893 and was therefore responsible for the “cultural proselytising from which Irish sovereignty flowed,” according to Brian Murphy.
Surely the time has come to acknowledge what a substantial figure Enda Kenny is, and what a mark he has made on the Irish political landscape, says. He established a place in history last week as the first Fine Gael leader ever to have been re-elected to the office of Taoiseach.
While the debate rages over whether the Government dropped the ball in letting the Web Summit leave, or if the event’s founders were over-demanding in their requests, what is not in doubt is the embarrassment which elements of the correspondences released this week will cause the cabinet,
THERE are always two sides to every story but correspondence released yesterday by Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave suggests that one side of the story around the decision to take the event out of Ireland may not be particularly impressive or inspiring.