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What did Albert Reynolds do for the Irish peace process?

The former Taoiseach took undervalued steps to bring about peace

By Josh Lowe  

The tricolor flies at half mast at Government Buildings in Dublin, following the announcement of Albert Reynolds's death. © Brian Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Albert Reynolds, who died yesterday, was often underestimated during his lifetime . A self-made man who built a pet food empire and loved big hats and country music, Reynolds was an arch-pragmatist, without whose work for peace as Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister)…

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