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The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Seamus Mallon was a “peacemaker, a bridge builder, a leader, a statesman, and a faithful worker for the Kingdom of God”, the Archbishop of Armagh and (...)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and actor Sharon Stone, with Lord Mayor of Belfast Daniel Baker signing a book of condolence for Seamus Mallon, on Saturday. Photograph: Presseye/PA Wire

The funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister who was one of the architects of the North’s peace process, will take place in Co Armag(...)

Born in the predominantly Protestant village of Markethill in Co Armagh, where he lived his entire life, Seamus Mallon had first-hand knowledge of the injustices suffered by the nationalist community but he also had a sympathetic understanding of the unionist mentality. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Seamus Mallon was one of the towering political figures in Ireland over the past half century. A man of extraordinary courage who braved repeated loya(...)

Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton stands next to Seamus Mallon along with former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble and one time British prime minister Tony Blair in September 1998. Photograph: Paul/Faith/Pacemaker Press

I first met Seamus Mallon in the late ’70s in London, where he had come to lobby the Labour Party, at that time dependent for its House of Commons maj(...)

John Hume (left) and  Seamus Mallon address the media at Stormont, November 29th, 1999. Photograph:  Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Seamus Mallon and John Hume were the two big beasts of the SDLP. While both men represented the heart and soul of the party, Mallon also was its guts (...)

Maurice Robinson  grew up in Laurelvale. The 25-year-old was charged with manslaughter on Saturday.  Photograph: via Facebook

Northern Ireland has many quiet, country villages; this week Laurelvale was among the quietest. Set in the Co Armagh countryside south of Portadown, (...)

Beatrice Worton’s son Kenneth was among those killed in a sectarian massacre of 10 protestant workmen in 1976 near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The funeral of Kingsmill massacre campaigner Bea Worton (91) was told on Monday that she had “experienced the greatest pain that a mother could experi(...)

Seamus Mallon in 1998, when he was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent nationalist politicians, Seamus Mallon was at the heart of the Social Democratic and Labour Party for three d(...)

Seamus Mallon ‘My concern is that a very narrow vote for unity would led to more division, instability and probably violence’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The politicians are talking again in Northern Ireland. We should be thankful for that. However they need to be talking about deeper issues than the Ir(...)

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