Analysis > June 2016

The reluctant Taoiseach

Today is the 125th anniversary of the birth of a remarkable man, the third head of an independent Irish government, John A Costello. If you don’t know much about him, you’re not alone. He has been sadly overlooked, despite being Taoiseach twice, and serving longer in that office than any subsequent Fine Gaeler – although his record will be broken if Enda Kenny is still Taoiseach on 19 April next year. I have an interest to declare: I wrote a …