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Ian Paisley 'the big man of NI politics' - Peter Hain

The former first minister of Northern Ireland and DUP leader Ian Paisley was the "big man of Northern Ireland politics", Peter Hain has said.

The former Northern Ireland secretary paid tribute to Mr Paisley and said he was a vital element of moving forward the peace process on.

In a statement Baroness Eileen Paisley said her husband died on Friday morning, aged 88.

  • 12 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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