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Are there any more Alberts ready to bring business know-how into politics?

Published 25/08/2014 | 02:30

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has paid tribute to the late Albert Reynolds's leadership but few business people would follow that path into politics
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has paid tribute to the late Albert Reynolds's leadership but few business people would follow that path into politics

Let's start with a straight question:  can you see Martin Heydon, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, or Ged Nash as Taoiseach in 2026?

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Raising the stakes on the old Kerry stereotype - that propensity to answer a question with another one - many of you will answer this query with not just one, but two more questions of your own: Who? and Why?

So, while we're at it let's pose a third puzzler: Can we see a latter-day Albert Reynolds, a business titan in the millionaire class, bothering with politics in these sound-bite, image-sanitised era?

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