Albert Reynolds 1932-2014: Albert’s memorial

Albert Reynolds had the courage to reject the political and media consensus of his time, and hold out the prospect of peace to a people mired in conflict.

24th August, 2014
Albert Reynolds in the Taoiseach's office in 1992. Picture: Derek Speirs

‘The problem for the civil servants in London was that they were never sure what Major and I were doing. We always sat down without civil servants, so that they never knew exactly what we were agreeing or not agreeing. This was useful, because anybody who has any experience in that situation would be aware of the dominance of security advice in London. This overriding security advice was the dominant factor in relation to Northern...

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