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Ian Paisley, former leader of DUP, dies

  • Ian Paisley, the former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), has died aged 88.

    From a controversial politician, the former first minister came to be regarded as a statesman and a force for Northern Ireland’s stability in his later years. 

    David Cameron, UK's prime minister, described Paisley as one of the “most forceful and instantly recognizable characters” in the country’s politics for almost five decades. 

    Leader of Opposition Ed Miliband said Paisley’s power-sharing agreement with Sinn Féin was the "ultimate act of political courage”.

     

     

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