Albert reached into his pocket and took out £500 to pay a private eye
From his failure to become President to his devastating libel action in London, Albert Reynolds had always given Jody Corcoran the inside track
One day, around 18 years ago, Albert Reynolds called and asked me to attend his office in Leinster House, which in those days I used to do regularly enough anyway.
At the time, he was a former Taoiseach and Fianna Fail leader who had recently fought a libel action in the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
He was on the telephone when I arrived, literally buying and selling oil to Arabs: "Sell," he said to whoever was on the line and hung up without waiting for a reply.