Statement from Áras an Uachtaráin on the death of Albert Reynolds

Published: Thu 14th Aug, 2014 | 00:22

Statement from Áras an Uachtaráin

In a statement today President Higgins said, “I have learned with great sadness of the death of former Taoiseach and a member of the Council of State, Albert Reynolds. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Kathleen and the entire Reynolds family.

Albert Reynolds will be remembered as a most dynamic Cabinet Minister and a Taoiseach with courage, who made a very important contribution to the dialogue which led to the Northern Ireland peace process. When I served in cabinet with him, I found him to be very supportive of many of the cultural initiatives which I introduced. I recall his great courtesy and relaxed manner in all our dealings on various issues.

He was also a successful businessman and continually used his business contacts in his work on Northern Ireland.

Former Taoiseach Reynolds was committed to serving the people of Ireland with all of his energy. It is appropriate that we pay tribute to his significant contribution to our contemporary society.”

May he Rest in Peace.