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This Government ‘can learn from John A Costello’s lesson’

Coverage of the commemoration in the Irish Independent, 20 June 2016:

At a commemoration service ahead of Costello’s 125th birthday, [David] McCullagh paid tribute to the modest leader.

“If he had known that he would be described as extraordinary, he would have been astounded – and probably horrified!” McCullagh said. “Because one of the extraordinary things about Jack Costello was his modesty. He had a complete lack of ego, of self-importance, of self-regard.”

McCullagh added that these were traits “not particularly common among politicians”.

Read the article in full here.


The John A. Costello commemoration on 19 June 2016 was organised by Barry Ward, and was kindly sponsored by the Bar Council of Ireland and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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