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Albert Reynolds

Profile from Elections 1997

Born Rooskey, Co Roscommon in November 1932. Married to Kathleen Coen, two sons, five daughters. Educated Summerhill College, Sligo; Honanray Degrees: Notre Dame University; Stoney Hill College, Boston; City of New York University; National College of Ireland; University of Philadelphia, Jesuits; University of Melbourne; University of Aberdeen. Public Representative. Businessman. First elected 1977 and at each subsequent election.

Member Joint Committee on European Affairs. Member Forum for Peace and Reconcilliation.

Albert Reynolds became Taoiseach on 11 February 1992, after the resignation of Charles J Haughey. He led the FF/PD coalition government until November 1992. He again became Taoiseach of a FF/Labour coalition on 12 Jnauary 1993. He resigned on 15 December 1994.

Minister for Finance 1988-1991. Minister for Industry and Commerce 1987-1988. Minister for Industry and Energy 1982. Minister for Posts and Telegraphs and Minister for TRansport 1979-1981. Elected leader and president of Fianna Fáil on 6 February 1992. Vice president 1983-1992. Member Longford County Council 1974-1979.


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