Editorial View

November 1: Direct Dessie still unwilling to suffer fools
History doesn’t always judge politicians kindly, which is perhaps one of the reasons why so many of them are inclined to offer us their own version of events, between the hard covers of a memoir. Des O’Malley did not need to write a book to be assured of enduring respect for his achievements over more than three decades at the centre of Irish politics, but the publication of his autobiography, mischievously entitled Conduct Unbecoming,will only see his already formidable reputation enhanced.

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