The double helix of DNA defines our characteristics, and links us back to a common ancestor. For all its faults there is much that is honourable in the Irish political DNA.
One would be at a loss to map Ganley in this process, but it is not impossible.
What are Ganley’s characteristics?
An ever so ‘umble beginning
Contempt for the politics of the mere paddies – they are all a cartel evidently
We can map this to a phenomenon in Irish modern history.
It is the auxiliary division of the Royal Irish Constabulary, who arrived in
They were ex British army officers who had been through the First War, and in most cases had risen from the ranks ( ever so ‘umble beginnings)
They were paid five pounds a day all found – an unheard of sum ( Great wealth)
Some would have served beyond 1918 into the Russian intervention ( one had helped to found the Lithuanian army) The murky east European links remain interesting !
So the Ganley type has a long if not an honourable pedigree in Irish political culture