Irish ex-PM Albert Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81




 
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August 21st, 2014  
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Topic: Irish ex-PM Albert Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81


Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81. Reynolds served twice as taoiseach, or prime minister, once in 1992 and then again in 1993-94. His son Philip, who announced Reynolds' death overnight Wednesday, said his father had recently been suffering from the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Prime Minister Enda Kenny said he learned of the news "with great regret".




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