Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) attend the funeral of Father Alec Reid in  the Clonard Monastery in west Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Hundreds of mourners from across Belfast have joined politicians and clergy of all denominations for the funeral of Fr Alec Reid, the quiet priest who(...)

 Fr Alec Reid photographed in 2006. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US has paid official tribute to late peacemaker priest Fr Alec Reid. The Redemptorist cleric, who set up talks between Sinn Féin president Gerry A(...)

Fr Alec Reid: politicians credit him with utter trustworthiness and a persistence that kept the fragile peace process going.  Photograph: EPA

Alexander (Alec) Reid was born in 1931 in Dublin and raised in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, from where his mother hailed. He was professed a Redemptorist in (...)

Former SDLP leader John Hume with Fr Alec Reid in 2006 after Fr Reid after was presented with the ‘Tipperary Person of the Year’ award. Photograph: John Cogill.

Nobel Laureate and former SDLP leader John Hume said he was deeply saddened by the death of his friend, Fr Alec Reid. In a statement, Mr Hume said: (...)

Fr Alec Reid after he was presented with “Tipperary Person of the Year” in 2006. Photograph: John Cogill

Fr Alec Reid, who was a pivotal figure during the emerging peace process in Northern Ireland, died yesterday.Fr Reid has been described as a “pillar o(...)