Ian Paisley, former Northern Irish first minister, dies aged 88

September 12, 2014 7:07 PM

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Ian Paisley, former Northern Irish first minister, dies aged 88

Former Northern Irish first minister Ian Paisley, the firebrand Protestant leader who struck a power-sharing deal with former foes Sinn Fein, died on Friday at the age of 88.

A towering figure during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, known for his full-throated Biblical rhetoric, Mr Paisley had been ill for some time.

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