Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds photographed with a copy of his autobiography at his home. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The former taoiseach through the years

September 7th, 1994:  Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume after their meeting in Government Buildings in Dublin to discuss a ceasefire in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Albert Reynolds played hardball with Sinn Féin after promises to Clinton and Major

 The former taoiseach, Albert Reynolds and former  Labour Leader, Dick Spring, face the press in 1992. Photograph: Paul Goulding/The Irish Times

Quotes from the political career of the former taoiseach

Pro-choice and anti-abortion activists opposite one another on  Dublin’s O’Connell Street during opposing rallies in July 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Analysis: Small number of politicians not shy about taking to airwaves over controversy

 Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health: “A lot of people are commenting on this case with passion and conviction but without knowing all the facts.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health says he wishes to see HSE review before ‘engaging in any detailed way’ with case of suicidal woman delivered o(...)

Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: to bring his valuable insight to workings of Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Secretary general to take up new role with Healthy Ireland

The secretary general of the Department of Health, Dr Ambrose McLoughlin, is stepping down from his post. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar pays tribute to Ambrose McLoughlin who will oversee new initiative

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said she believed the constitutional ban on abortion should be revisited by a future government. Photograph: The Irish Times

Woman was refused an abortion and subsequently had her child delivered by Caesarean section

The C&AG report says   potential benefits of patients returning home on the day treatment is carried out include  that tthe  risk of hospital-acquired infection is reduced and  the pressure on waiting lists should ease

HSE says day cases on average 60% less costly to perform than inpatient cases

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