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Albert Reynolds will lie in repose in Mansion House and funeral will take place on Monday

The Government Press Office has confirmed the details of the State Funeral for the former Taoiseach.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 11.30am

THE FUNERAL OF former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds will take place on Monday in Donnybrook in Dublin.

The Government Press Office has confirmed the arrangements for the State Funeral for Reynolds, who died in the early hours of yesterday morning at the age of 81.

The former Fianna Fáil leader will lie in repose at the Oak Room in Dublin’s Mansion House from 1pm – 6pm tomorrow, allowing members of the public to file past the coffin and pay their respects.

A book of condolences will also be open during that time.

His body will be removed to the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, at 7.30pm.

The funeral mass will take place at the church at 12 noon on Monday, with the burial in Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankhill in Dublin afterwards.

Albert Reynolds was born in Roscommon, educated in Sligo, and lived in recent years in Ballsbridge in Dublin.

Friends, colleagues, and political rivals have been paying tribute to him today, in particular his formative work on the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Read: A risk taker, a dealer and a peacemaker: Remembering Albert Reynolds (1932 – 2014) 

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures > 

Column: Let’s consider Albert Reynolds’ legacy on the anniversary of his election > 

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