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Published 09/03/2013

Sir George Quigley, who was buried yesterday, was a man who devoted a large part of his life to public service as a high-flying civil servant.

But that was only part of the man. He then began a second career which influenced many sectors of the community here. And his desire to improve the economic fortunes of the province led to him becoming a vocal advocate for lowering corporation tax here to attract inward investment.

Sir George, in his many roles, was quietly impressive. His words carried enormous weight and yet he went about his business with a modesty which belied his talent. Northern Ireland has lost a tremendous servant and advocate and his sage views will be sorely missed.

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