“He worked hard for his county and his constituency” - tributes paid to Albert Reynolds

Albert Reynolds 1932-2014


TDs past and present from across the Longford-Westmeath constituency have paid tribute to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who passed away on Thursday morning (August 21).

His fellow Fianna Fáil party member Mary O’Rourke led the tributes, saying that he was “always very active in bringing industry to the constituency. He worked hard for the good of the county and the constituency. We were rivals, as we were seeking the same votes. But we always both got elected.


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No 4 Moyola Park.


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Athlone Town manager Keith Long is adamant that Athlone can climb off the bottom of the table. Photo: Sportsfile

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