Lord Ballyedmond death: Tributes flood in for giant of pharmaceutical industry
Tributes to Lord Ballyedmond flooded in from around the globe:
"Lord Ballyedmond brought high quality employment opportunities to this country during its darkest days. This tragic accident has cut short the life of a man who had still much to give."
"Edward Haughey deserved recognition because what he did, starting a business, growing it to the extent that Norbrook did, employing nearly 2,000 people and making a huge contribution to the economy, and he deserved recognition for that and I'm delighted to see that he got it."
"Lord Ballyedmond created many jobs and opportunities in Northern Ireland through his leadership of Norbrook Laboratories, as well as serving with distinction in the Irish Senate and later in the House of Lords. His loss will be felt by many across Northern Ireland including the business community."
"The United States was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Ballyedmond and others. Through his stewardship and dedication to excellence, Norbrook became a global force in veterinary pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. His achievements brought significant employment to Northern Ireland and in other places around the world, while his philanthropic endeavours helped improve the quality of life of countless others."
"He was passionate about making a success of Norbrook Laboratories, passionate about creating sustainable jobs in Northern Ireland, and passionate about promoting this part of the island of Ireland as a great place to do business.
"Lord Ballyedmond was a determined businessman who brought much-needed employment to my own constituency of Newry and Armagh. He built a world class business from scratch and at the same time managed to base it locally."
"Shocked and saddened to hear that Dr Eddie Haughey and three other people have lost their lives in a helicopter crash. My sympathy is with their families."
"Without doubt, he was one of Northern Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs, and he was known for his leadership, integrity and global vision. One-of-a-kind and a self-made businessman, he was both highly regarded and widely respected by all those who knew him."