Letters: From dance halls to peace talks, Albert was a true genius
Published 27/08/2014 | 02:30
My earliest recollection of Albert Reynolds goes back to the 'ballroom of romance' days, when the young entrepreneur with the scattered oily hair and twinkle in the eye, ran a chain of dance halls.
As his career progressed in the entertainment business, manufacturing and, finally, politics, I was in discussion one day with a friend and unthinkingly referred to him as having all the attributes of a "wizard".
How true it proved to be. He was a person of extraordinary powers - a genius, a magician and a conjurer. Mr Reynolds was a new breed of politician, having initially made a fortune in business.