Anthony O'Reilly has seen both triumph and disaster
As AIB prepares to sue Tony O'Reilly, Charles Lysaght looks back at the tycoon's career marked by success and a quixotic patriotism
Even on the crest of the wave in the glory days of his business career, there were no lines of poetry so often quoted by Tony O'Reilly in his polished orations as Kipling's couplet:
"If you can meet with triumph and disaster.
"And treat those two imposters just the same."