Death of Rev. Ian Paisely

April 6, 1926 - September 12, 2014
Belfast, Ireland | Age 88

Protestant firebrand dies at 88
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SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press

DUBLIN (AP) — The Rev. Ian Paisley, the Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast. He was 88.

Paisley's blistering oratory in sermons and street protests was blamed for fueling four decades of bloodshed that claimed 3,700 lives.

Yet at the zenith of his peace-wrecking powers, Paisley in 2007 stunned...

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