So, Charlie Haughey is dead, and now we can wait for the tributes to roll in. He was my TD for most of my life, and so my family are some of the many constituents whose needs were being ignored when he was poncing about on his island or with his race horses. He was a venal, corrupt man, and I am dreading hearing his old muckers go on about how great he was, as they undoubtedly will.
He did, however, award me first prize in the Gracepark Bonny Baby Competition in 1976. Respect to Charlie!