Taoiseach Albert Reynolds looks for votes in Killarney in the run up to the election.

Ahead of the general election on 25 November, Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is on the campaign trail.

The general election was called following the collapse of the Fianna Fáil Progressive Democrats coalition government.

Taoiseach Albert Reynolds travelled by helicopter to County Kerry to meet the people and support local Fianna Fáil candidates. During his walkabout in Killarney, news came through that talks in Northern Ireland had come to a standstill. Albert Reynolds said that progress had been made and he is optimistic that talks would resume shortly. He believes that there has been a political shift in Northern Ireland.

There is a very strong desire on the part of ordinary people for peace up there.

With regard to the election, Albert Reynolds said that the coalition between Fine Gael, Labour and the Progressive Democrats, suggested by the Fine Gael leader John Bruton is no longer a realistic proposition.

Like all rainbows, it evaporated into the horizon very quickly.

Albert Reynolds said that he will speak to other political parties in relation to forming a government. He is seeking his own mandate from the electorate and believes that Fianna Fáil will get s strong support to carry on the job that they have started.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 November 1992. The reporter is Charlie Bird.