Ireland Unites For Funeral Of Ex-premier Reynolds

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August 25, 2014 AT 3:57 AM
Generations of Irish leaders have united at the Dublin funeral of Ireland's peacemaking former prime minister, Albert Reynolds. The 81-year-old Reynolds died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Monday's requiem Mass brought together many political rivals from past Republic of Ireland governments and the Northern Ireland peace process. In front of Reynolds' flag-draped coffin, former British Prime Minister John Major chatted with former Irish Republican Army commander Martin McGuinness, today the deputy leader of Northern Ireland's power-sharing government. Seated nearby were Irish President Michael Higgins, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Ireland's four surviving ex-prime ministers.