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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 (...)

Seamus Mallon and David Trimble at Stormont following their election as deputy first minister and first minister. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

He walked into the room, an olive-green Donegal tweed light suit, pocket watch chain in the waistcoat, and held out his hand. “I’m Seamus,” he said, a(...)

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(...)

Seamus Mallon was an architect of the Northern Ireland peace process and a key figure in negotiating the 1998 Belfast Agreement. Photograph: PA

Last night representatives of the SDLP’s foundation generation and current one reflected on the political and historic importance of Seamus Mallon, wh(...)

Seamus Mallon and  John Hume at the SDLP 33rd annual conference at the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast in 2004. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and deputy leader of(...)

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(...)

Seamus Mallon: His political opponents came to appreciate him as an honest, stubborn, conscientious Ulsterman, who dealt in straight talking. Photograph:   Paula Beats/ Reuters

On the bitterly cold evening of February 20th, 1986, Seamus Mallon made his maiden speech in the House of Commons as newly-elected MP for Newry and Ar(...)

Former SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former Stormont deputy first minister and SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon has died at the age of 83, the SDLP has announced. One of the most import(...)

Police surround Drumcree Church as hundreds of Protestant Orange Order members fill the hillside on July 10th, 1996. The Orange Order were protesting over the refusal of police to allow the order to march through a predominantly Catholic area. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ Reuters

The disastrous effect of a decision to permit an Orange march through the nationalist Garvaghy Road to Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown in July 199(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and party colleague Carla Lockhart

A familiar face is missing from the election posters clustered on lampposts in Upper Bann. The outgoing MP, the DUP’s David Simpson – who has repres(...)

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