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During the War of Independence, Tom Barry knew a Major Percival, based in Bandon.
During World War II, the then Lt-General Percival surrendered Singapore to the Japanese.
A journalist asked Barry his opinion of Percival. His reported reply was: “If you are somebody, people talk about you, if you are nobody, they do not. I have nothing to say about General Percival”.
I suggest we apply the same to Bertie Ahern.
Michael A. Moriarty
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