Posted by Observer on November 20, 2011 at 12:36:29:
Sad to hear about the death of and read the obituary of Westport resident Richard Douthwaithe in today's Sunday Independent. Whilst I didn't the man personally I respected him considerably for the grossly under appreciated and low profile talent we had living in our midst. I suppose unfortunately in a county all to characterised by the old status quo of FF vs FG tribalism, the innovative ideas of Douthwaite never really had much of a chance of taking route although his brief flirtation with politics standing in the EU elections in the 1990's for the Greens did serve to raise his profile some what and bring his ideas to a wider audience. Both Westport and Mayo will the poorer on his passing. RIP.
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