Today, 26 years ago (February 11, 1992) the late Albert Reynolds was formally ratified as Taoiseach.
Just four days earlier, he had been elected leader of the Fianna Fáil party. He held the position until December 15, 1994.
Longford's first and only Taoiseach arrived back in town for a triumphant homecoming on Saturday, February 15, 1992. Its estimated that 8,000 plus people lined the streets. Albert Reynolds served as a TD for Longford for a total of 25 years.
Former Fianna Fáil TD, Peter Kelly, said the re-naming of the Mall as the Albert Reynolds Peace Park, and the local Fianna Fáil Cumann are permanent memorials to Mr Reynolds.
Here is a selection of photographic memories from the life and career of the former Taoiseach.