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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6690 on: January 24, 2020, 06:35:30 PM »
Seamus Mallon former MP for Newry and Armagh

Ever lastly legacy of a peacemaker. RIP Seamus.

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« Reply #6691 on: January 24, 2020, 06:58:38 PM »
Seamus Mallon former MP for Newry and Armagh

I recently read his book, A Shared Home Place and found myself agreeing with virtually all of it.

"Sunningdale for slow learners" indeed.

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« Reply #6692 on: January 24, 2020, 07:08:41 PM »
He was a tough front man for nationalism at the most difficult of times.  He often seemed grumpy and frustrated, but he was a man you could trust when they went into talks behind closed doors.  And of course he was part of the Good Friday Agreement jigsaw for which we should all be grateful.  RIP.

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« Reply #6693 on: January 24, 2020, 07:28:47 PM »
Huge figure who did great work. RIP.

Did I read somewhere that he played minor football for Armagh?

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« Reply #6694 on: January 24, 2020, 07:30:51 PM »
Huge figure who did great work. RIP.

Did I read somewhere that he played minor football for Armagh?

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https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/oral-history/video/seamus-mallon/
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« Reply #6695 on: January 24, 2020, 07:55:14 PM »
He was a tough front man for nationalism at the most difficult of times.  He often seemed grumpy and frustrated, but he was a man you could trust when they went into talks behind closed doors.  And of course he was part of the Good Friday Agreement jigsaw for which we should all be grateful.  RIP.

He was every last bit of that. And he was so, so much more. Lets be clear we are mourning the loss of the individual who more than anyone during the horror of the troubles called it for what it was. Nobody was immune from his excoriating tongue. It called misrule for what it was. He called security force brutality for what it was. The futility of armed thuggery was called out for what it was. He faced down the men with the gun with courage not hiding behind a mask and armed with a gun.

Tomorrow night Iím in my home town for the start of the national league. I hope to witness the man being honoured as he should be by the Armagh faithful. Cavan folks are free to join in

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6696 on: January 24, 2020, 07:56:26 PM »
Condolences to his family , he was a man of integrity who contributed so much to the the peace we have today.

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« Reply #6697 on: January 24, 2020, 08:08:22 PM »
Seamus Mallon former MP for Newry and Armagh

That's a shame. Formidable character and didn't mince words.

RIP

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« Reply #6698 on: January 24, 2020, 08:09:23 PM »
I still laugh at him calling Willie McCrea the "village idiot of the Assembly"!  ;D

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« Reply #6699 on: January 24, 2020, 08:16:27 PM »
Tommie Gormanís article on RTE is super.
Seamus Mallon really seemed to have a true vocation, and what an effect he has had on our lives.
A book of condolence will be opened in Belfast City Hall tomorrow, and Iíd imagine in many other places throughout the country.

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« Reply #6700 on: January 24, 2020, 08:36:54 PM »
RIP Sťamus.
You lived through interesting times!
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« Reply #6701 on: January 24, 2020, 11:18:43 PM »
A great man.  A politician who was made of the right stuff.  I missed his forthrightness and insight when he moved into the background.  Always an education to listen to him.

And a great Armagh supporter too ;)



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« Reply #6702 on: January 24, 2020, 11:38:30 PM »
I only met Seamus once, and that was in the foyer of Juryís Hotel in Ballsbridge, the morning of the 2002 All Ireland Final.  A gentleman through and through, and one whoís name will be at the very forefront of our era when historians come to analyse it.  RIP Seamus.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6703 on: January 26, 2020, 07:45:39 PM »
Kobe Bryant apparently.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6704 on: January 26, 2020, 07:46:15 PM »
Kobe Bryant. Helicopter accident being reported.
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