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Eamon Delaney: A tribute to Albert Reynolds

Published 21/08/2014 | 09:37

Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire
Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Albert Reynolds was born in Roosky, on the Longford and Roscommon border on 4 November 1932.

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Educated at Summerhill College, County Sligo, he later worked as a clerk with CIE, the state transport service.

However, it was in the private sector that Reynolds was most successful, famously going into the showband scene, and owning a number of dance halls, after which he accumulated a pet food company, a bacon factory, a fish exporting operation and a hire purchase company, as well as interests in local newspapers and a cinema.

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