Tuesday 21 November 2017

US Vice President Biden joins Albert Reynolds tributes

US Vice President Joe Biden
US Vice President Joe Biden

US vice president Joe Biden has joined in the tributes to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. Mr Biden said Mr Reynolds role in the Downing Street Declaration "paved the way for every major peace agreement for the last 20 years".

"I urge today's leaders to continue advancing the peace process in Northern Ireland, so that all of its citizens can live in the peaceful, prosperous, 
and shared community that Reynolds envisioned," he said.

Mr Reynolds will lie in repose in the Oak Room, Mansion House, Dublin today. Members of the public are invited to file past the coffin to pay their respects and sign a Book of Condolence between 1pm and 6pm.

Mr Reynolds's remains will be received at the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 tonight at 7:30pm.

His State funeral will take place at 12 noon on Monday, where his son Philip will deliver the eulogy. His burial will take place afterward.

Irish Independent

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