Broke The Mould


This morning.

Former minister and leader of the Progressive Democrats Des O’Malley has died aged 82.


Ex-Progressive Democrat leader Des O’Malley has died (RTE)

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Mary Harney and Des O Malley outside the door of Dáil Eireann after Mr. O’Malley was expelled from the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party because he opposed party leader Charles Haughey taking over responsibility for Northen Ireland policy, May 18, 1984

This morning.

“Des O’Malley was a great friend and mentor. We had an enduring friendship that spanned 40 years. He spoke the truth and matched it with his actions. At a very troubled time in our country, his bravery was rare. He was the finest public servant I have had the privilege to know. May he rest in peace with his beloved wife, Pat.”

Former minister Mary Harney.  a founder member of the Progressive Democrats alongside Des O’Malley.

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9 thoughts on “Broke The Mould

  1. Paulus

    RIP Des: It took courage to stand up the the dead-eyed thug that was Haughey, and his knuckle-dragging acolytes.

  2. RuilleBuille

    You will hear two things today about O’Malley. That he was a man of principle and that he broke the mould. Neither are true.

    His opposition to Haughey was over snouts in the trough.

  3. bisted

    …my first ever visit to the naughty step was for making what was perceived as a fattist remark against Mary Harney…today my comments are just deleted…

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