Tipperary County Board was saddened to hear of the death of Fr. Alec Reid.
A native of Nenagh, Fr. Reid paid a pivotal role in the Northern Ireland peace process and his great work to bring an end to the Northern troubles has been acknowledged at home and abroad.
Fr. Reid was a member of the Tipperary minor hurling panel which won the All Ireland title in 1949 and he was awarded the Tipperary Person of the Year by the Tipperary Association Dublin in April 2006. His courage and commitment are deserving of great admiration and the tributes to him from political and church leaders across the world are testimony to his achievements. His love of Tipperary was often evident in his relatively rare public pronouncements. He is reported on one occasion as saying “God is everywhere, but he prefers to spend most of his time in Tipperary” and Gerry Adams mentioned that when he visited him for the last time in hospital Fr. Reid’s parting words were “Up Tipp”. He
certainly did his county and country proud. We extend our sympathy to his family and Redemptorist community. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal.