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Integrity was hallmark of Liam Cosgrave's life, mourners told - Irish Times

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave's private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach's funeral Mass on Saturday. “He loved his family and his country,'' chief celebrant Monsignor John Wilson, a personal friend for ...and more »

Taoiseach leads large attendance at Cosgrave funeral - Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is abroad, was represented by his aide-de-camp Col Michael Kiernan. Former taoisigh John Bruton, Bertie ...and more »

Farewell to Liam Cosgrave a State funeral in all but name - Irish Times

When Liam Cosgrave's beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangements. “There's to be no speeches and no nonsense,” the former taoiseach said. And so it was, that in ...and more »

Oil shock and North among crises facing Cosgrave's economy - Irish Times

It is hard to imagine today the crises facing the Irish economy in the early 1970s. These were the oil shock of October 1973, which saw a quadrupling of oil prices, and the seriously escalating troubles in the North. Both posed potential existential ...and more »

Cosgrave, justice and the IRA threat - Independent.ie

In his first speech to Dail Eireann as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave touched on many of the "social ills" which are still issues of concern to the great majority of people here and in most Western democracies. In that speech, on ...and more »

Liam Cosgrave: My Part in His Downfall – An Irishman's Diary about the 1977 general election - Irish Times

Sadness at Liam Cosgrave's death this week was accompanied, in my case, by a vague feeling of guilt. This was because it brought back 40-year-old memories of the part – small but culpable – I played in his political demise. I was of course a mere child ...and more »

Cosgrave left Ireland a better place, funeral hears - RTE.ie

In accordance with the wishes of the Cosgrave family, it was not a State funeral. Mr Cosgrave's requiem mass took place at the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham and he was laid to rest afterwards at Goldenbridge Cemetery in Inchicore. Could not ...and more »

'He loved family, his country and faith' - Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave laid to rest - Independent.ie

The coffin of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave is carried into the Church of the Annunciation in 11 The coffin of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave is carried into the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham in Dublin, for his funeral service. Credit ...and more »

The gesture of a great man - Independent.ie

Sir - Returning from a mission overseas, I heard of the tragic death of a child. One of the youngest of a large family. The father of this child had also died tragically while on overseas duty with United Nations the previous year. He died on Christmas ...and more »

Hundreds gather to remember former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave - Irish Mirror

The coffin of former Irish taoiseach Liam Cosgrave is carried into the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham in Dublin, for his funeral service. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 7, 2017. See PA story IRISH Cosgrave. Photo ...and more »