Lessons to be drawn from Reynolds's life

Albert Reynolds was a singular kind of politician, restless and impatient, determined and forthright.

24th August, 2014

Albert Reynolds was a singular kind of politician, restless and impatient, determined and forthright. But he was canny, too; he knew there were many ways to get his way. He was unafraid to discard official advice. At times he was downright cavalier. But he got results. Few politicians have managed Ireland’s peculiar mixture of local and national politics so well.

On the North his achievements were immense. He has been called the “Father...

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