Sunday 27 May 2018

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

'I wish to take issue with an item in Donal Lynch’s very interesting article on the correspondence between Tony O’Reilly and Ulick O’Connor'
'I wish to take issue with an item in Donal Lynch’s very interesting article on the correspondence between Tony O’Reilly and Ulick O’Connor'
Sir Anthony O'Reilly

Charles Lysaght

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."

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