Albert Reynolds

Irish politician and head of government (1932–2014)

Albert Reynolds (3 November 1932 – 21 August 2014) was an Irish politician.[1] He was twice Taoiseach of Ireland. He served from February 1992 to January 1993 and again from January 1993 to December 1994.[2] He was the fifth leader of Fianna Fáil during the same period.

Albert Reynolds
9th Taoiseach
In office
11 February 1992 – 15 December 1994
PresidentMary Robinson
Tánaiste
Preceded byCharles Haughey
Succeeded byJohn Bruton
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
6 February 1992 – 19 November 1994
DeputyBertie Ahern
Preceded byCharles Haughey
Succeeded byBertie Ahern
Minister for Finance
In office
24 November 1988 – 7 November 1991
TaoiseachCharles Haughey
Preceded byRay MacSharry
Succeeded byBertie Ahern
Minister for Industry and Commerce
In office
10 March 1987 – 24 November 1988
TaoiseachCharles Haughey
Preceded byMichael Noonan
Succeeded byRay Burke
Minister for Industry and Energy
In office
9 March 1982 – 14 December 1982
TaoiseachCharles Haughey
Preceded byMichael O'Leary
Succeeded byJohn Bruton
Minister for Transport
In office
25 January 1980 – 30 June 1981
TaoiseachCharles Haughey
Preceded byGeorge Colley
Succeeded byPatrick Cooney
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
In office
12 December 1979 – 30 June 1981
TaoiseachCharles Haughey
Preceded byPádraig Faulkner
Succeeded byPatrick Cooney
Teachta Dála
In office
May 1992 – May 2002
ConstituencyLongford–Roscommon
In office
June 1977 – May 1992
ConstituencyLongford–Westmeath
Personal details
Born(1932-11-03)3 November 1932
Roosky, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died21 August 2014(2014-08-21) (aged 81)
Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
Cause of deathAlzheimer's disease
Resting placeShanganagh Cemetery
 Shankill, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)
Kathleen Reynolds (m. 1960)
Children7, including Leonie
EducationSummerhill College

In 1995, Reynolds was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.[3]

Reynolds died in Dublin, from complications from Alzheimer's disease, aged 81.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds dies". RTÉ News. RTÉ. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. "Mr. Albert Reynolds". Oireachtas Members Database. Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  3. Clarity, James F. (9 October 1995). "Laureate and Symbol, Heaney Returns Home". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2020. Mr. Hume has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as has former Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, also for his work toward peace.