Family friend Rev David McIlveen said the decision was thought out and the family wanted to express its grief in private
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Ian Paisley: Private funeral for former DUP leader

A private funeral has been held for former DUP leader Ian Paisley, who died on Friday.

The private nature of the funeral was surprising for some.

BBC Newsline's Mark Simpson spoke to Rev David McIlveen, who attended the funeral, about the family's decision.

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