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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 16 Jul 2020

Vol. 995 No. 2

Tribute to Jack Charlton

I want to bring something that is very important to the attention of the House. At a meeting of the Business Committee earlier, Deputy Griffin proposed, and the committee agreed, that we pay tribute this afternoon to a larger than life figure who brought us great joy and community spirit in Ireland in the 1990s; a no-nonsense English man who united us in a feeling of national pride and self-esteem, for which we will always be grateful; the son of a miner whose contribution was major. Let us rise and salute the late Jack Charlton.

Members rose and applauded.

That says it all.