Albert Reynolds: Still hale and hearty except for answering Tribunal questions

Isn’t former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds, a great fellow altogether?

In 2008 he was diagnosed with a serious brain condition and was therefore, according to his doctors, unable to answer questions at the Planning Tribunal.

As a result of this serious brain condition, we were told, Mr. Reynolds had effectively retired from public life.

Since then Reynolds has been living a very public life with no sign of that nasty “serious cognitive impairment” whatsoever.

Today we see him, hale and hearty as ever, up in Dublin to see the Queen of England.

Perhaps that nasty brain condition only kicks in when Reynolds comes within fifty yards of a Tribunal judge?

See here, here, here and here for other examples of Reynolds ‘retired’ public life.