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  1. Steve Rawson
    May 19, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    He was all those things and more Beep. Indeed he was often painted as a bit professorial and scattyish but he was cute enough to play on this perception and was a far wilier operator than he ever let on. A bit too right wing for me, he nontheless had an extremely positive influence on policies that promoted positive change and will be missed.

    Had lunch with him and others a few years ago and it was an interesting couple of hours mainly because his political career spanned three, nearly four decades, he had some gems of anecdotes to tell and he told them well.

  2. BP Fallon
    May 19, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    Very nicely said, Steve.

  3. Liz Pugh
    May 19, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    He will be sadly missed by the Irish Nation especially for what he did for Peace in Ireland and the rest. A great Statesman in the Truest sense of the word. RIP