Ian Paisley dies aged 88

Former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley, 88, has died, his wife Eileen said.

In a statement, Baroness Paisley said her “beloved husband” had “entered his eternal rest” on Friday morning.

“Although ours is the grand hope of reunion, naturally as a family we are heartbroken,” she said. “We loved him and he adored us, and our earthly lives are forever changed.”

Baroness Paisley said that his funeral would be private

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