John O’Donoghues speech to the 2005 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis in Killarney. Its very much typical of its time, full of praise for Fianna Fail, mirth for Fine Gael, Labour, The Greens and other. There’s a confidence in Fianna Fails message that no longer exists.
O’Donoghue states “It takes a hundred Years to build a forest … and only one night to burn it down again”
Its almost apt for Fianna Fail …. the one night for Fianna Fail was the Bank Guarantee.