St James’ Church, Mullaghbrack in County Armagh.
A gathering following the funeral mass of former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Séamus Mallon.
From top: Leader of the SDLP, Colin Eastwood; NI Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill; Former NI First Minister David Trimble Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster,
Seamus Mallon in 1998
Seamus Mallon, former SDLP deputy leader and one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, has died.
Seamus Mallon, former deputy leader of the SDLP, dies (BBC)
“Seamus Mallon was a force of nature.
In the darkest days of conflict, when hope was in short supply, Seamus represented the fierce thirst for justice that ran through the SDLP and through communities that had lost so much to political violence.
His passion for peace underpinned by truth, justice and reconciliation came from a lifetime as a proud son of Markethill where he was born, grew up and raised his own family.
It didn’t matter who you were, where you worshiped or what your politics were, there was always help to be found at Seamus’ hearth.”
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood
SDLP Leader pays tribute to the life and legacy of Seamus Mallon (SDLP)