- 03 Apr 17
Their very different contributions to the world were messy and complex. But in their separate ways, Chuck Berry, Martin McGuinness and Eamonn Casey contributed hugely to change…
Two of them were deeply implicated in the recent history of Ireland, as it evolved from darkness into dawn. The third was a man who played a guitar just like a ringin’ a bell. Goodbye Eamonn Casey, Martin McGuinness and Chuck Berry.
All three were flawed men. All three inflicted suffering through those flaws. All three were punished for it. And yet, flaws or not, all three were well spoken of in death.
Think of the three of them and you marvel at how things have changed. I accept that it can be hard to grasp it all if you weren’t there and didn’t see it and live through everything that happened – what it was really like here in Ireland and how great was the struggle to generate change.