'Michael Collins swab sheds no light'


'Michael Collins swab sheds no light'
The National Museum of Ireland has said the Michael Collins cotton swab that was withdrawn from auction yesterday teaches people “nothing new” about the great Irish leader.

The swab - which was used to clean Collins’ face after his death during the civil war - was owned by a family for 90 years.

Head of collections Raghnall O’Floinn said yesterday: “It doesn’t shed any new light on Collins life or his activities. It tells us nothing new about him.

“However, I do welcome the debate that has been created.”

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