In Albert Reynolds: Risktaker for Peace, Conor Lenihan takes the
reader on a journey through the former Taoiseach’s fascinating life.
From his early days in Roscommon, Reynolds’ determination and
hard work saw him rise from a humble clerical job with Irish Rail to
become one of Ireland's best-known showbiz promoters. But it is as
creator of the template for peace on the island of Ireland that he,
deservedly, will be best remembered.
Reynolds’ extraordinary progress from the cut-throat world of
business to local politics, and, ultimately, government ministries, was
driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and impatience that became the
hallmark of his success and his failure. Appointed as Taoiseach in
1992, by 1994 he had been drummed out of office, yet in that brief
period he confounded his critics by fast-tracking an end to the
violence of the Troubles, with the IRA and Loyalist ceasefires.
In the first complete biography of Reynolds, former Minister of State
Conor Lenihan delivers an insider's account that reveals the
courageous personal risks Reynolds took to create the template for
peace in Ireland, and the highs and lows of a tempestuous, risk
Albert Reynolds: Risktaker for Peace
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