Albert Reynolds

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Reynolds, Albert,

1935–2014, Irish political leader. A successful business executive, Reynolds won (1977) a seat in the Irish parliament as a member of the Fianna FáilFianna Fáil
, Irish political party, organized in 1926 by opponents of the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 establishing the Irish Free State and setting up Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.
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 party. He was minister of posts and telegraphs and of transport (1979–81), of energy (1982), and of industry and commerce (1987–88) under Prime Minister Charles HaugheyHaughey, Charles James
, 1925–2006, Irish politician. A successful accountant and real estate investor, he entered Parliament as a Fianna Fáil member in 1957.
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. In 1988 he became finance minister, but he resigned in 1991 after he challenged Haughey unsuccessfully for the party leadership. When Haughey later resigned (1992), Reynolds succeeded him. As prime minister, Reynolds worked to promote a settlement in Northern Ireland. In 1993 he and British prime minister John MajorMajor, John,
1943–, British statesman, b. John Major Ball. Raised in a working-class area of London, he was elected to Lambeth borough council (1968–71) and entered Parliament as a Conservative in 1979.
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 wrote the Downing Street Declaration, which led to a cease-fire in Northern Ireland. He resigned in late 1994 but served as caretaker prime minister into early 1995.
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He said Albert Reynolds had received a payment of EUR150,000 in relation to a site in Athlone - but Reynolds rejected the claim as "spurious, unfounded, defamatory and untrue".
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Albert Reynolds believed the Irish people had a right to know where the Taoiseach slept at night, but clearly Cowen feels otherwise.
But the journalist, from Lanesboro, just outside Longford, is unlikely to seek the nomination for the seat currently held by retiring ex-Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
Albert Reynolds noted that the new auditors Berkovits and Lago LLP are on the approved list of accounting firms of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
RESPECTS Public view the body of Albert Reynolds last week
MURPHY wonders what secrets will be unearthed and what revenge will be wrought if Albert Reynolds goes "nuclear" and finally pens the book he's been long threatening.
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Albert Reynolds (former Prime Minister of Ireland 1992-1995) and Chairman of Life Energy & Technology Holdings Inc.
THE removal of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds is to take place today.