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Albert Reynolds dies at 81; former Irish prime minister
Albert Reynolds dies at 81; former Irish prime minister

Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday at his home in Dublin after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. His eldest son, Philip, confirmed his death. Reynolds, a savvy businessman from rural County Roscommon who made millions running dance halls and a pet food company, led two feud-prone coalition governments from 1992 to 1994. During his turbulent tenure, Reynolds made peace in neighboring Northern Ireland his top priority. With British Prime Minister John Major at his side, he unveiled the Downing Street Declaration, a 1993...

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