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DUBLIN Air Jordan 5 Premium Bordeaux For Sale , Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Ireland held a state funeral here on Monday for former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Albert Reynolds, who died on Thursday at the age of 81.

Ireland's President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were attending the requiem mass at Donnybrook church in Dublin.

Former British Prime Minister John Major, who described Reynolds as a "remarkable friend", were also among the dignitaries in attendance.

Both the two men are praised for making important contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process. Reynolds had a very good relationship with Major.

Monday's mass was being celebrated by Father Brian D'Arcy, one of Ireland's best-known clerics.

The former Taoiseach, who played an important part in the Northern Ireland peace process Air Jordan 5 Premium Wine For Sale , died in the early hours of Thursday morning at his Dublin home following a long illness.

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

His family said last year that he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Reynolds served as Taoiseach from February 1992 to December 1994. As Taoiseach, one of Reynolds's main achievements was the advancement in the Northern Ireland peace process.

"As Taoiseach, he played an important part in bringing together differing strands of political opinion in Northern Ireland and as a consequence made an important contribution to the development of the peace process which eventually lead to the Good Friday Agreement," Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said.

The Good Friday Agreement or Belfast Agreement was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s. The agreement is made up of two inter-related documents, both agreed in Belfast on Good Friday Air Jordan 5s Premium Bordeaux , April 10, 1998.

Reynolds was born in Rooskey in County Roscommon, 134 km from Dublin. Before entering politics, he was involved in the dance hall and pet food businesses. He was elected a member of parliament in 1977 at the age of 45. In the 1980s, he became minister for finance.

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Women in traditional dress hold framed portraits of the late General Vo Nguyen Giap as they line up to pay final respects to him at his residence in Hanoi on October 10, 2013 Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (R) and former president Tran Duc Luong pay respects to late general Vo Nguyen Giap at the National Funeral House in Hanoi on October 12, 2013

The ruling Communist Party orchestrated the sendoff for Giap, emphasizing his leadership in the wars first against France and then United States. But it ignored his later years, when the general's popularity allowed him to air rare public criticism of the ruling elite.

Still the death of the country's last old guard revolutionary inevitably stirred reflection by some on the country's current leaders, only one of whom fought against the Americans. Giap's passing comes as the government is struggling against public dissatisfaction over corruption and a faltering economy.

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On Saturday, Giap's body was laid in state in Hanoi. The country's top leaders, along with veterans and diplomats paid their final respects ahead of Giap's funeral Sunday in his home province. The national flag was flown at half-staff, and unrelated public events were cancelled. The country's cable television provider blocked access to international sports and entertainment channels from Friday until Sunday.

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The mourning period has gone smoothly in a country where very little happens in public without the blessing of the ruling party.

Some 150,000 people lined up over five days outside Giap's house to pay their respects, an outpouring of emotion that surprised his family, according to Giap's personal secretary, Col. Trinh Nguyen Huan.

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Throughout most of the war against the United States, Giap was defense minister and armed forces commander, but he was slowly pushed aside after Ho Chi Minh's death in 1969. The glory for victory in 1975 didn't go to Giap.

He stepped down from his last state post, as deputy prime minister, in 1991. But despite losing favor with the government Air Jordan 5 Premium Wine , he became even more beloved by the Vietnamese people.

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