Friday 2 December 2016

An understated man, done down by snobbery

None of Albert's 
detractors had an 
ounce of his gumption or street smarts, 
says John Waters

Published 24/08/2014 | 02:30

Underestimated: Former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds his wife Kathleen, and John Hume. Photo: David Conachy.
Underestimated: Former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds his wife Kathleen, and John Hume. Photo: David Conachy.

A couple of years ago, while I was chatting over coffee with a senior editor of a newspaper I wrote for at the time, he paused mid-sentence and declared: "Albert Reynolds".

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"Yes?"

"You should write about him!"

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