Irony supplement – An Irishman’s Diary on turning over a new leaf with Haughey

Charles Haughey. Photograph: Jack McManus

Charles Haughey. Photograph: Jack McManus

One of the more enjoyable experiences for this writer at Leinster House was an hour spent chatting with the distinguished actors Aidan Gillen and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

Their parliamentary visit was in preparation for the 2014 TV drama series Charlie, based on the life and times of the former taoiseach, with Gillen as Haughey and Vaughan-Lawlor as his press spokesman, PJ Mara.

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