All at the charity were saddened to learn of the death of the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds this week. Albert Reynolds was the eighth Taoiseach (Prime Minister)of Ireland, serving one term in office from 1992 until 1994.
We are all aware of his outstanding achievements throughout his political and business life and in particular his role in the peace process.
What is not so well known however is that Albert was also active during his retirement in support of several charities. Among those activities he supported the advancement of tele-medicine throughout Ireland and cultivated links between medical centres in Ireland and the USA. In 2006 he assisted us to purchase 2 tele-medicine units in order to create a link between Albania and Galway. This unit has been used to see dozens of patients over the years and to enable consultations between Ireland and Albania.
Our photo show Albert Reynolds on his visit to our office at 15 University Road in Galway on July 31st 2007 to launch the tele-medicine link.
Photo – L to R: Mr Jack McCann, Mr Padraic Regan, Michael Gannon, Micheal Kitt and Albert Reynolds at the tele-medicine link. On the screen live from Tirana is Margalina Sina.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.