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Thursday 27 July 2017

Albert Reynolds's brother Jim dies one day after his sister-in-law

Jim Reynolds pictured in 2009 Picture: Collins
Jim Reynolds pictured in 2009 Picture: Collins

Eoghan McConnell

Longford hotelier Jim Reynolds has died in hospital following a short illness.

The brother of the late taoiseach Albert Reynolds was well known for successfully running ballrooms across the country.

His death on Sunday night came a day after his wife Anne died in Laurel Lodge Nursing Home in Longford.

Former Longford/Westmeath TD Peter Kelly grew up next door to Mr Reynolds (inset). He recalled how the brothers opened their first ballroom, 'Cloudland', in Rooskey, Co Roscommon, and said "they had ballrooms the length and breadth of Ireland". Mr Reynolds had also run the Longford Arms Hotel.

He is survived by his sons John and James, and daughters Orla and Angela.

A joint funeral is expected to take place in Co Longford tomorrow.

Albert Reynolds
Albert Reynolds

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