The Irish Press during meals and delivering election tallies
Interviewed for MAOHP - 21/12/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_004_C
Location(s): Limerick City
In this clip, Lieutenant General McMahon speaks about his father's interest in politics and recalls how he would bring the Irish Press home for his dinner during the day and would read extracts for the family. The Irish Press was a noted Fianna Fáil newspaper. He tells a short story about his brother Raphe bringing in the Irish Independent (traditionally Fine Gael newspaper) to dinner table and how his father got very irritated with him and ordered him to leave. Finally, he recalls being sent to write down the election tallies during general elections and returning the tallies to his father.