“I remember covering the 1965 general election for this newspaper. I was having a drink with a Labour candidate, Frank Cluskey, in the old Pearl Bar. Another young Labour candidate, Michael O’Leary [above left with  Fine Gael leader Garret FitzGerald] joined us. At the time – and long before his defection to Fine Gael – Michael was extremely left-wing.” File photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

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Lucinda Creighton: frequently spoken of as a potential leader of Fine Gael. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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A jubilant Dr John O'Connell, after he was elected in Dublin South Central
Obituary: Dr John O’Connell
  • People
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

John O’Connell. Born: January 20th, 1927. Died: March 8th, 2013. Dr John O’Connell, who died last week aged 86 years, had a varied caree(...)