Saturday August 15, 2020

Britain’s new man in Ireland

David Reddaway, the new British ambassador to Ireland, is used to being in a tight spot.

16th September, 2006

David Reddaway, the new British ambassador to Ireland, is used to being in a tight spot. During the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he was a junior official in an embassy that was bombed and attacked on an almost daily basis. As the staff dwindled from 70 people to just four, it often fell to Reddaway to personally eject armed rioters from the premises.

His bravery during a six-day siege by 3,000 students won him the MBE, and...

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