The Haughey family have decided to donate the yacht Celtic Mist to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.
Well done, the Haughey family. It’s a start.
Now, maybe they’d consider giving back all the money that Charlie Haughey stole over the years.
Perhaps they’d consider donating the family home, a house whose value Haughey corruptly inflated by intimidating Dublin Corporation until it ran a sewer pipe through his lands. Perhaps they’d consider handing back all the money in bribes Haughey took over the years, donations which ensured that his children had a privileged upbringing, even though they knew nothing about their father’s dishonesty. Perhaps they’d consider apologising to those who went without when Haughey decided to divert funds to Dingle marina so that he could behave like the ridiculous little Half-Sir he was. Maybe they’d refund the ESB for the wind-powered generation plant they installed on Haughey’s island as an experiment.
Maybe the Haughey family would consider refunding some of the €11.6 million stolen from the taxpayer by Charlie, according to the Moriarty Tribunal.
They might not be aware of his crookery, but they sure as hell benefited from the proceeds of his crimes.
Give it back, folks, and get used to living like the rest of us do : broke.
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