(From Irish Independent)
In all that has been written about Charlie Haughey much use has been made of Othello's words, "I did the state some service".
This would link Haughey with one of Shakespeare's great tragic heroes, a man duped into murdering his innocent wife before committing suicide and therefore a totally inappropriate association.
On the other hand, the same play gives us Iago, arguably Shakespeare's greatest villain and a man whose CV could well pass for Charlie's in many respects.
A Google search for Iago produces: "Iago's keen intellect is what intrigues the reader most. His ability to say the right things at the right time …