The Sacking of Brian Lenihan“Nobody could have predicted that it could end like this.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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The 1990 presidential election was full of twists and turns.  On this day of that same year, October 31st, Brian Lenihan, Tánaiste, Minister for Defence and the Fianna Fáil candidate in that election was sacked from government by Taoiseach Charles Haughey.  Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD, Diarmaid Ferriter, joined Sean O’Rourke to look back at that pivotal point …