Haughey’s stand over Falklands damaged Anglo-Irish relations, says former official

Not his finest hour, Aylward tells Thatcher’s official biographer

Sean Aylward,  former secretary general at the Department of Justice who was Mr Haughey’s private secretary at the time of the Falklands conflict: “Now, I don’t think it was his finest hour… but it did pose policy difficulties.”

Sean Aylward, former secretary general at the Department of Justice who was Mr Haughey’s private secretary at the time of the Falklands conflict: “Now, I don’t think it was his finest hour… but it did pose policy difficulties.”