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Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds dies aged 81

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds has died at the age of 81, according to Irish media reports. Credit: PA

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds has died at the age of 81, according to Irish media reports.

Reynolds served as Taoiseach (prime minister) for just under three years - one of the shortest ever terms - but is credited with making a significant contribution to pushing forward the peace process.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, two sons and five daughters.