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THE FITZGERALD LEGACY

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27 May 2011 Comments Off on THE FITZGERALD LEGACY

The death of former Taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald has sparked an outpouring of public sentiment, tinged with spontaneous affection, rarely evoked by the passing of a major political figure. Longevity had been kind to the former Fine Gael leader. He had made the transition from active political life as easily as, at a comparatively late age, he had entered it – maturing into a magus-like commentator on economic and social issues whose newspaper columns, television analysis and campaigning on European referenda distilled a lifetime’s scholarship and projected a ...