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Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures

Politicians across the spectrum have been discussing the legacy Reynolds left behind.

FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES and even former rivals have been paying tribute this morning to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who passed away last night.

As the news broke this morning, politicians across the spectrum have been speaking of the legacy he has left behind with a particular focus on his contribution to the Peace Process.

Here are just a few snapshots of his extraordinary political life…

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures
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    Reynolds at Dublin Airport for the one year commemoration of the Pope's visit to Ireland.Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Reynolds returning to the Dáil as a backbench TD after losing his position as Minister for Finance.
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    Former Taoiseach Reynolds at an EU summit in Edinburgh.
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    Reynolds reading the newspapers at his Dublin home after he was sacked by Taoiseach Charles Haughey from his job as Finance Minister.
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    Reynolds taking over the Taoiseach desk in government buildings in December of 1992.
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    Reynolds at the races with Dr Michael Smurfit in 1994.
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    Former Irish President Mary Robinson giving Reynolds his seal of office in 1993.
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    Reynolds with Labour leader Dick Spring at the launch of the National Plan in 1993.
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    Reynolds with film star Paul Newman at Barretstown Castle in Kildare.Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    Reynolds with his wife Kathleen and daughter Cathy.Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
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    The historic handshake between Gerry Adams, Reynolds and John Hume.Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
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    John Major and Reynolds in Downing Street for the signing of the joint declaration on the north in 1993. Source: /Photocall Ireland
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    Major and Reynolds on the eve of the first anniversary of the signing of the peace deal.Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images
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    At the races with Dr Michael Smurfit.
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    Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds with fellow former Taoiseach Brian Cowen at the funeral mass of former Attorney General Rory Brady .Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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    Reynolds with former Irish President May McAleese. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

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