Ex-Stormont deputy first minister Seamus Mallon dies at 83

Former Stormont deputy first minister Seamus Mallon has died at the age of 83.

The deputy leader of the nationalist SDLP was a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Former prime minister Tony Blair said Mr Mallon was a brave, blunt and tough negotiator, while his former powersharing partner Lord David Trimble said he was a committed democrat.

He lived in Markethill, Co Armagh, and has been hailed as a champion of justice and reconciliation.

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source: Herald Series

2020-01-24 20:17
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