Tributes to peacemaker Albert Reynolds

"The New Boss" Taoiseach and Fianna Fail Leader Albert Reynolds receives his seal at Aras an Uachtarain after being confirmed as Taoiseach by President Mary Robinson. 11/2/1992

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Former Irish taoiseach Albert Reynolds has been remembered as a courageous peacemaker after he died following a long illness.

Tributes have been paid to the 81-year-old for the risks he took to make the seemingly impossible happen in Northern Ireland and secure the legacy of the peace process.

Sir John Major, who signed the 1993 Downing Street Delcaration with Mr Reynolds that paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement and lasting peace, remembered him as the leader who made things happen.

 

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