IRELAND: The Man in the Park

Whether he likes it or not, the President of Ireland ("The Man in the Park" to his constituents) must stand aloof from the rough & tumble of partisan politics. For seven years, benign, learned Sean O'Kelly has held the $32,000-a-year job and his tongue as well. It came hard to a man who was once as outspoken ("We'll whip John Bull yet! . . .") in the cause of Irish freedom as any in the land. Last month, as his first seven-year term drew to a close, O'Kelly faced the privilege granted to...

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