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    Memoirs of the only serving Irish politician to have fought with the British Army’s commando unit during the Second World War are to be launched tonight.

    The ’warts-and-all’ book details the adventures of Jack Harte, who joined thousands of other Irish men to fight fascism in the 1930s and 40s across Europe.

    A commando with the SAS and Special Boat Service, Harte ran covert operations behind enemy lines and was taken prisoner of war but survived to return to Dublin after the war.

    The book recalls how in 1937 aged 16 Senator Harte left Dublin penniless and with only the clothes on his back and ran away in search of adventure.

    After a brief but eye-opening spell in Malta, he was shipped to Palestine before returning to the Mediterranean to fight with the British.

    Mr Harte went on to serve in Seanad Eireann for 22 years and met many international statesmen including the Palestinian leader Easier Arafat.

    To the Limits Of Endurance – One Irishman’s War, by Jack Harte and Sandra Mara, will be launched in the Dail.

  • #2
    maybe a good read
    looks like we have a memeber of the dail, with a backbone
    hurry up and wait, are you back yet


    • #3
      The Seanad.

      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.


      • #4
        Originally posted by De Paper View Post
        Easier Arafat.
        Bloody spellcheck!
        Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead


        • #5
          Long retired ... last served in Senate in 1992.