15/09/2014

Funeral Of Ian Paisley To Be Held

The funeral of Ian Paisley is to be held today in County Down, following a private funeral service at his home in East Belfast.

The former DUP leader and First Minister died on Friday, aged 88.

It is understood ministers at the Stormont Assembly will offer tributes to Mr Paisley at midday, with assembly business suspended for the remainder of the day.

A book of condolence is available in the Great Hall at Stormont, along with one at Belfast City Hall.

Mr Paisley's death was confirmed in a statement released on Friday by his wife, Baroness Eileen Paisley.

(MH/JP)

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