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In pictures: Albert Reynolds’ funeral

The former Taoiseach was laid to rest in Dublin today.

25-08-2014 Funeral mass for former Taoiseach Alber Archbishop Diamuid Martin at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook during the funeral mass.

FORMER TAOISEACH ALBERT Reynolds was laid to rest today.

Mourners made up of family, friends and politicians packed the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook.

Those in attendance included President Michael D Higgins, Sir John Major, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TDs and Senators, former Ministers like John Perry, judicial figures like retired judge Catherine McGuinness, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, former President Mary McAleese, former TD Dick Spring, Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin, Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave and Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.

The prayers were led by Fr D’Arcy, while the Palestrina Choir and Red Hurley brought the music – the latter hinting at Reynolds’ ties to the showband days.

Albert Reynolds funeral. Archbishop Di Archbishop Diarmuid Martin blesses the remains of Reynolds Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

25-08-2014 Funeral mass for former Taoiseach Alber Philip Reynolds speaking about his father.

25-08-2014 Funeral mass for former Taoiseach Alber Reynolds' grandchildren brought gifts to represent the rich and varied life of Albert Reynolds.

25-08-2014 Funeral mass for former Taoiseach Alber

Albert Reynolds funeral. The hearse ca The hearse leaves the church. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland


CoisCeim Dance Theatre Conn The funeral cortege drives to Shanganagh Cemetery, where Reynolds was laid to rest. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The coffin of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds arr Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny greeting the Reynolds family.

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