Reynolds funeral cortege arrives at church

The funeral cortege of Albert Reynolds has arrived at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, Dublin, for the formal reception of his remains.

Dignitaries attending the removal include the former Taoiseach’s successors John Bruton, Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen and Enda Kenny - as well as many past and present members of the Dáil.

His tricolour-draped coffin was carried into the church by members of the army - while a guard of honour formed outside.

The service was led by Monsignor Lorcan O’Brien - who said Albert Reynolds was a man who engaged life’s realities with “passion, purpose and courage” and his achievements were significant.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen and his seven children.

Kathleen Reynolds, Albert (left) and Philip

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