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Statement on the death of Albert Reynolds

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Neil Holland following the death of former Taoiseach of Ireland, Albert Reynolds.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Statement:

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family and relatives of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.

Albert Reynolds had an unwavering commitment to the cause of peace in Northern Ireland. The signature of the Downing Street Declaration in 1993, with former Prime Minister Sir John Major, was a key step on the path to peace.

He will be remembered for this legacy, as well as the service he gave to his country as a Parliamentarian, Minister, Taoiseach and elder statesman.

May he rest in peace.

Published 21 August 2014