David Thornley

Published in Devalera & Fianna Fail, Issue 4 (July-August 2013), Letters, Letters, Volume 21

Sir,—There are many good things in Ruan O’Donnell’s appraisal of my book Lone Crusader: David Thornley and the Intellectuals (reviews, HI 21.3, May/June 2013) and I know it appears churlish to draw attention to an error. David’s famous television broadcast in which, according to Jack Lynch, David swung popular feeling against the Fianna Fáil proposal to abolish proportional representation (their second attempt to do so) was not in the course of an interview with Mr Lynch; it was entirely on David’s own initiative, as I make clear in my book.—Yours etc.,

EDWARD THORNLEY

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