Published on August 21st, 2014 | by BoyleToday.com
Feighan’s tribute to Albert Reynolds
The Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and Roscommon Leitrim T.D., Frank Feighan TD, has this morning offered his condolences to the family and friends of Albert Reynolds.
Deputy Feighan TD says: “Albert Reynolds achieved much in business and politics in an extraordinary life, but it is his role in securing peace on our island that will be his most enduring legacy.
“During his tenure as Taoiseach, Mr Reynolds made an indelible contribution to the peace process. An accomplished negotiator, he displayed great courage, skill and single-mindedness in keeping the channels of communications open with republicans and loyalists during a turbulent period. His strong partnership with then British Prime Minister John Major led to the signing of the landmark Downing Street Declaration, which would pave the way for the Good Friday and St Andrew’s Agreements.
“On behalf of the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Albert Reynolds.”
Seán Conlan, Fine Gael
Seán Crowe, Sinn Féin
Clare Daly, Independent
Regina Doherty, Fine Gael
Frank Feighan, Fine Gael (Chairman)
Martin Ferris, Sinn Féin
Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael
Michael P. Kitt, Fianna Fáil
Joe O’Reilly, Fine Gael (Vice-Chairman)
Thomas Pringle, Independent
Ruairí Quinn, Labour
Brendan Smith, Fianna Fáil
Joanna Tuffy, Labour
Jack Wall, Labour
Maurice Cummins, Fine Gael
Jim D’Arcy,Fine Gael
Mary Moran, Labour
Mary White, Fianna Fáil