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Seamus Mallon funeral: Archbishop challenges politicians to 'build shared home place' in tribute to former SDLP deputy leader

Archbishop Eamon Martin has challenged politicians to renew efforts to build 'a shared home place' in tribute to the late Seamus Mallon.

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland made the appeal while officiating over Mr Mallon's funeral in Armagh on Monday.

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The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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SDLP Deputy Leader Nichol Mallon during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Deputy Leader Nichol Mallon during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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Michael Martin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 Michael Martin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2020 

Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh.  The former Deputy Leader of the SDLP and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly died last week aged 83 after a short illness. 

The SDLPÕs Brid Rogers pictured at the funeral. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2020 Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh. The former Deputy Leader of the SDLP and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly died last week aged 83 after a short illness. The SDLPÕs Brid Rogers pictured at the funeral. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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First Minister Arlene Foster , Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill  during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 First Minister Arlene Foster , Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday.
The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83.
Past and present government ministers are among the mourners.
Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/01/2020 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood , Mark Durkan and Alex Attwood carry the coffin during The Funeral of Seamus Mallon at St James Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh on Monday. The former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, who was one of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, died on Friday aged 83. Past and present government ministers are among the mourners. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2020 

Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh.  The former Deputy Leader of the SDLP and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly died last week aged 83 after a short illness. 

Seamus MallonÕs is buried in the adjourning church graveyard with Cardinal Sean Brady(left) and The Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin(second from left) helping with the Mass.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 27th January 2020 Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh. The former Deputy Leader of the SDLP and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly died last week aged 83 after a short illness. Seamus MallonÕs is buried in the adjourning church graveyard with Cardinal Sean Brady(left) and The Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin(second from left) helping with the Mass. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Austin Currie attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Austin Currie attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Tanaiste Simon Coveney attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Tanaiste Simon Coveney attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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The funeral of Seamus Mallon is taking place on Monday. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye

The funeral of Seamus Mallon is taking place on Monday. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye

Naomi Long and David Ford attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Naomi Long and David Ford attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Archbishop Eamon Martin attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Archbishop Eamon Martin attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Joe Hendron attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Joe Hendron attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Joe Hendron attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Joe Hendron attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Alex Maskey attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alex Maskey attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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David Sterling attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

David Sterling attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith attends the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, at Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday January 27, 2020. See PA story FUNERAL Mallon. Photo credit should read: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Colum Eastwood and Alex Attwood carry the coffin of Seamus Mallon. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Colum Eastwood and Alex Attwood carry the coffin of Seamus Mallon. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon at St James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Daniel McCrossan (front right) carrying the coffin of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, at his funeral at St James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Daniel McCrossan (front right) carrying the coffin of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, at his funeral at St James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Finance Minister Conor Murphy, deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Finance Minister Conor Murphy, deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster attend the funeral of Seamus Mallon. Pic: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and Celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Requiem Mass and celebration of the life of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The former SDLP deputy leader, one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, passed away on Friday after a short battle with cancer. He was 83.

His funeral service took place at Saint James of Jerusalem Church at Mullaghbrack. Parish priest of Tandragee Father Michael Woods concelebrated the mass.

Following the service Mr Mallon was buried in a family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

Dignitaries from across the UK and Ireland were in attendance including representatives of the Queen and President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Secretary of State Julian Smith, First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill.

The musical performances were led by Tyrone singer Malachi Cush.

Speakers included SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon, SDLP stalwart Frank Feely, Rev Tony Davidson and former Secretary General to the President of Ireland Tim O'Connor.

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Former deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon has died

Former deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon has died

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/12/99 First Minister David Trimble and  Dep First Minister Seamus Mallon sit opposate Mary Harney Taoinshada and the Taoiseah Bartie Ahern at the Historic first meeting of the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh today.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/12/99 First Minister David Trimble and Dep First Minister Seamus Mallon sit opposate Mary Harney Taoinshada and the Taoiseah Bartie Ahern at the Historic first meeting of the North South Ministerial Council in Armagh today. Picture Pacemaker

PACEMAKER BELFAST 03/09/98 President Clinton is shown the view of Belfast from the top steps of Parliament Buildings this morning by First minister David Trimble and his Deputy Seamus Mallon and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 03/09/98 President Clinton is shown the view of Belfast from the top steps of Parliament Buildings this morning by First minister David Trimble and his Deputy Seamus Mallon and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

PACEMAKER  BELFAST 9/7/99 First and Deputy first ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon share a joke and a laugh as they both graduated from Queens University in Belfast this afternoon, both recieved houourary docterates for their work in the Peace Process.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 9/7/99 First and Deputy first ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon share a joke and a laugh as they both graduated from Queens University in Belfast this afternoon, both recieved houourary docterates for their work in the Peace Process.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/11/98 Irish PM Bertie Aherne shakes hannds with Northern Ireland's first minister David Trimble and his deputy Seamus Mallon as he arrives at Stormont for talks this evening.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/11/98 Irish PM Bertie Aherne shakes hannds with Northern Ireland's first minister David Trimble and his deputy Seamus Mallon as he arrives at Stormont for talks this evening. 02/04/08 Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has announced he is to resign in May. Mr Ahern, 56, has been taoiseach since June 1997 and has been a member of the Irish Parliament for 31 years.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/12/2000   US President Bill Clinton pictured posing for their official photograph before their crunch talks this morning with Prime Minister Tony Blair and First and Deputy First ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon during his visit to Stormont this morning.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 13/12/2000 US President Bill Clinton pictured posing for their official photograph before their crunch talks this morning with Prime Minister Tony Blair and First and Deputy First ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon during his visit to Stormont this morning.

PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. Annual SDLP Conference in Belfast Europa Hotel. John Hume (leader) and Seamus Mallon. 28/29/30 Jan 1983.
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PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. Annual SDLP Conference in Belfast Europa Hotel. John Hume (leader) and Seamus Mallon. 28/29/30 Jan 1983. 82/83/bw

PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. Annual SDLP Conference in Belfast Europa Hotel. John Hume (leader) and Seamus Mallon and Sean Farren. 28/29/30 Jan 1983.
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PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. Annual SDLP Conference in Belfast Europa Hotel. John Hume (leader) and Seamus Mallon and Sean Farren. 28/29/30 Jan 1983. 82/83/bw

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PACEMAKER BELFAST Archive Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

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CONGREESMAN JOE KENNEDY AN A VISIT TO NEWRY AND CROSSMAGLEN WITH SEAMUS MALLON, PICTURED BEING CONFRONTED BY SINN FEIN COUNCILLOR JIM McALLISTER IN CROSSMAGLEN.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST APRIL 1988 PF CONGREESMAN JOE KENNEDY AN A VISIT TO NEWRY AND CROSSMAGLEN WITH SEAMUS MALLON, PICTURED BEING CONFRONTED BY SINN FEIN COUNCILLOR JIM McALLISTER IN CROSSMAGLEN. 227/88/BW/C

Seamus Mallon. Pacemaker

Seamus Mallon. Pacemaker

Seamus Mallon outside Stormont. Pacemaker

Seamus Mallon outside Stormont. Pacemaker

PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/07/98 Northern Ireland's first and second ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon pictured at at Stormont Press conference this morning where they both said that progress had been made in the behind the scenes negotiations over the Drumcree Stand-off but also said that there was still a long way to go and both sides should be prepared to give a little.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 07/07/98 Northern Ireland's first and second ministers David Trimble and Seamus Mallon pictured at at Stormont Press conference this morning where they both said that progress had been made in the behind the scenes negotiations over the Drumcree Stand-off but also said that there was still a long way to go and both sides should be prepared to give a little.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST Archive Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/11/99 The SDLP team led by leader John Hume arrive at Stormont on monday Morning to start the process of selecting ministers for the Devolved Government

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/11/99 The SDLP team led by leader John Hume arrive at Stormont on monday Morning to start the process of selecting ministers for the Devolved Government

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The Good Friday Agreement signing.
SDLP party leader John Hume and his talks team emerge from Castle Buildings to give their take on the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 10/4/1998 The Good Friday Agreement signing. SDLP party leader John Hume and his talks team emerge from Castle Buildings to give their take on the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/9/99 SDLP deputy leader Seamus mallon heads his party talks to waiting press at Stormont this afternoon before going into talks with senator George Mitchell at Castle buildings.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 6/9/99 SDLP deputy leader Seamus mallon heads his party talks to waiting press at Stormont this afternoon before going into talks with senator George Mitchell at Castle buildings.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST Archive Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/5/00  First Minister David Trimbel and Dep First Minister Seamus Mallon break for coffee when they met today to start planing for the new Northern Ireland Executive which will be operational from tomorrow.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 29/5/00 First Minister David Trimbel and Dep First Minister Seamus Mallon break for coffee when they met today to start planing for the new Northern Ireland Executive which will be operational from tomorrow.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 26/2/2001  The First and deputy First minister's David Trimble and Seamus Mallon today set out their Programme for Government to the Northern Ireland Asembly which will run for three years from April 2001. The programme will be debated in the house next week.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 26/2/2001 The First and deputy First minister's David Trimble and Seamus Mallon today set out their Programme for Government to the Northern Ireland Asembly which will run for three years from April 2001. The programme will be debated in the house next week.

PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST.  SDLP Annual Conference in Forum Hotel. Shirley Williams Special Guest. 9/11/85.
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PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. SDLP Annual Conference in Forum Hotel. Shirley Williams Special Guest. 9/11/85. 1185/85/bwc

Pacemaker press 10/11/12 Seamus Mallon attends the SDLP's annual conference held at the armagh City hotel. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 10/11/12 Seamus Mallon attends the SDLP's annual conference held at the armagh City hotel. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Seamus Mallon Pictured with his granddaughter Lara Lenny. Pacemaker

Seamus Mallon Pictured with his granddaughter Lara Lenny. Pacemaker

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 7/10/98: First Minister David Trimble and his Deputy, Seamus Mallon together on the day they were elected to their new roles in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 7/10/98: First Minister David Trimble and his Deputy, Seamus Mallon together on the day they were elected to their new roles in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST Archive Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

PACEMAKER BFST 01-07-98; SDLP Party  Leader John Hume shakes the hand of Seamus Mallon after he ruled himself out for the post of Second Minister of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and nominated his Deputy Seamus Mallon instead

PACEMAKER BFST 01-07-98; SDLP Party Leader John Hume shakes the hand of Seamus Mallon after he ruled himself out for the post of Second Minister of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and nominated his Deputy Seamus Mallon instead

Pacemaker press 10/11/12 Seamus Mallon and Brid Rodgers attend the SDLP's annual conference held at the armagh City hotel. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Pacemaker press 10/11/12 Seamus Mallon and Brid Rodgers attend the SDLP's annual conference held at the armagh City hotel. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

PACEMAKER BELFAST  11/11/2001  Former Deputy leader of the SDLP Seamus Mallon pictured at the party's annual conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle Co Down this afternoon.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 11/11/2001 Former Deputy leader of the SDLP Seamus Mallon pictured at the party's annual conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle Co Down this afternoon.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 7/11/00 First Minister David Trimble and Dep. First Minister Seamus Mallon enjoy a joke after they unvailed the new peace statue at stormont today. The statue was donated by Coventary Cathedril and is a replica of ones in Berlin and Hiroshema.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 7/11/00 First Minister David Trimble and Dep. First Minister Seamus Mallon enjoy a joke after they unvailed the new peace statue at stormont today. The statue was donated by Coventary Cathedril and is a replica of ones in Berlin and Hiroshema.

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Seamus Mallon Pictured with Cardinal Sean Brady.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/02/2015 Seamus Mllon Seamus Mallon Pictured with Cardinal Sean Brady.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/06/98 SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon canvassing in Milford Co Armagh this afternoon in the run up to Thursday's Assembly elections in Ulster.
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PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/06/98 SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon canvassing in Milford Co Armagh this afternoon in the run up to Thursday's Assembly elections in Ulster. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON/PACEMAKER

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Seamus Mallon Pictured with Former SDLP Leader Mark Durkan

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/02/2015 Seamus Mllon Seamus Mallon Pictured with Former SDLP Leader Mark Durkan

Seamus Mallon, 1979. Pacemaker

Seamus Mallon, 1979. Pacemaker

Pacemaker Bfst Ltd 4-3-98 Tommy Canavan(Right) Brother of  Pub Owner with Ulster Unionist Leader David Trimble and SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon  in Poyntzpass were they visited the  Two Familys  of the men killed.

Pacemaker Bfst Ltd 4-3-98 Tommy Canavan(Right) Brother of Pub Owner with Ulster Unionist Leader David Trimble and SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon in Poyntzpass were they visited the Two Familys of the men killed.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  archive  07/01/1980
The SDLP leadership Seamus Mallon (right) John Hume (centre) and Eddie McGrady (left). Meeting Humphrey Atkins and the Northern Irelnd government

PACEMAKER BELFAST archive 07/01/1980 The SDLP leadership Seamus Mallon (right) John Hume (centre) and Eddie McGrady (left). Meeting Humphrey Atkins and the Northern Irelnd government

PACEMAKER BELFAST  ARCHIVE  9th November 1980
Seamus Mallon (centre) at SDLP annual Conference in Newcastle Co Down with Don Canning (left) and Kevin Murphy (right)

PACEMAKER BELFAST ARCHIVE 9th November 1980 Seamus Mallon (centre) at SDLP annual Conference in Newcastle Co Down with Don Canning (left) and Kevin Murphy (right)

PACEMAKER BFST 05-10-99: SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon during his speech to delegates at their party conference at Belfast's Wellington Park Hotel.

PACEMAKER BFST 05-10-99: SDLP Deputy Leader Seamus Mallon during his speech to delegates at their party conference at Belfast's Wellington Park Hotel.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/06/98 "Election Apathy" SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon finds yet another empty house as he canvasses in Milford Co Armagh this afternoon in the run up to Thursdays Assembly elections.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 23/06/98 "Election Apathy" SDLP deputy leader Seamus Mallon finds yet another empty house as he canvasses in Milford Co Armagh this afternoon in the run up to Thursdays Assembly elections.

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SEAMUS MALLON AFTER RETAINING SEAT NEWRY AND ARMAGH WITH WIFE GERALDINE AND DAUGHTER ORLA.

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PACEMAKER BELFAST JUNE 1987 BM SEAMUS MALLON AFTER RETAINING SEAT NEWRY AND ARMAGH WITH WIFE GERALDINE AND DAUGHTER ORLA. 602/87/BW

PACEMAKER BELFAST  20/02/2015
Seamus Mllon
Seamus Mallon Pictured with his Daughter Orla Lenny her daughter Lara Lenny and her husband Mark Lenny.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 20/02/2015 Seamus Mllon Seamus Mallon Pictured with his Daughter Orla Lenny her daughter Lara Lenny and her husband Mark Lenny.

PACEMAKER BELFAST ARCHIVE 91

30 APRIL 1991
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FIRST DAY OF STORMONT TALKS

SDLP PARTY 
JOE HENDRON (L), JOHN HUME (C), EDDIE MCGRADDY (R), SEAMUS MALLON (FR)

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PACEMAKER BELFAST 10/04/98 SDLP leaders John Hume, Seamus Mallon and Eddie McGraddy talk to the press after the deal at Stormont today.
Good Friday Agreement day

PACEMAKER BELFAST 10/04/98 SDLP leaders John Hume, Seamus Mallon and Eddie McGraddy talk to the press after the deal at Stormont today. Good Friday Agreement day

PACEMAKER BELFAST  archive  30/01/1984
SDLP leaders John Hume & Seamus Mallon at annual Conference at the Forum Hotel

PACEMAKER BELFAST archive 30/01/1984 SDLP leaders John Hume & Seamus Mallon at annual Conference at the Forum Hotel

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/8/2011:  Former SDLP leaders Seamus Mallon and John Hume chat at the funeral of  the journalist James Kelly in Belfast today.
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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/8/2011: Former SDLP leaders Seamus Mallon and John Hume chat at the funeral of the journalist James Kelly in Belfast today. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER BELFAST  archive  30/01/1984
SDLP deputy leaderSeamus Mallon with Brid Rodgers & Raurai Quinn at annual Conference at the Forum Hotel

PACEMAKER BELFAST archive 30/01/1984 SDLP deputy leaderSeamus Mallon with Brid Rodgers & Raurai Quinn at annual Conference at the Forum Hotel

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Seamus Mallon & Brid Rodgers at the SDLP annual Conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel 1981

PACEMAKER BELFAST ARCHIVE 15th November 1981 Seamus Mallon & Brid Rodgers at the SDLP annual Conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel 1981

PACEMAKER BELFAST  Archive
Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

PACEMAKER BELFAST Archive Seamus Mallon SDLP deputy leader

Life gifts were brought to the alter symbolising the different aspects of Mr Mallons life. They included a copy of his autobiography A Shared Home Place, a copy of his maiden speech in the House of Commons, a fishing reel and Rosapenna golf balls.

Father Woods said that it was Mr Mallon's wish for his funeral to be held in the same church where he was baptised.

Archbishop Martin told mourners that the former deputy First Minister "took time for healing, time for building up, time for gathering, time for planting. He made time for mourning, but also for laughing and for dancing, but he had no time for tearing down, or giving up, he had no time for hate, no time for war. "

"Seamus Mallon was unequivocally anti-violence. Like (Seamus) Heaney he saw the ongoing bloodshed of the past as a 'waste of life' and a “'waste of spirit'," the Archbishop said.

He said that "to his dying day" Mr Mallon was "consistent in his dedication to a culture of life and peace, and he remained a man of hope for a brighter and more peaceful tomorrow - a shared and respectful future where everyone can experience a sense of belonging".

"A fitting tribute to the legacy of Seamus Mallon would be a renewed effort by all our political leaders and by all of us to build that 'shared home place' which was Seamus’ vision and lifelong project," the Primate of All Ireland said.

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Archbishop Eamon Martin at the graveside of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Archbishop Eamon Martin at the graveside of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Archbishop Eamon Martin at the graveside of Seamus Mallon. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Mr Mallon's friend Tim O'Connor described him as a "great Chieftain of Irish political life" and "a giant of his time".

The former Secretary General said that Mr Mallon's contribution had "meant a better life and future for every single one of us on this island".

He also touched on the former SDLP deputy's legendary reputation for not suffering fools.

"Being the recipient of the fearsome Mallon stare over the glasses perched on the nose was a mighty uncomfortable place to be," Mr O'Connor joked.

Addressing the qualities of the late political leader he told mourners that Mr Mallon's litany was "standing against the prevailing darkness, wind, hill and grain of troubled times, standing by decency, standing by fair play, standing by goodness, standing by extending the hand to the other side."

"That is the essence of the Mallon Legacy – the commitment to the Shared Home Place, founded on peace, mutual respect and friendship," Mr O'Connor said.

Alongside party leader John Hume, Mr Mallon was a leading figure in the SDLP during the Troubles and was known for his steadfast opposition to violence.

Following the signing of the agreement in 1998, he served alongside UUP leader David Trimble in the Stormont Executive as deputy First Minister.

Active in politics from the early 1970s Mr Mallon served as MP for Newry and Armagh, an MLA, a councillor and briefly in the Irish Seanad.

He retired from the SDLP leadership alongside Mr Hume in 2001 and did not contest any further elections, last giving up his Westminster seat in 2005.

Mr Mallon is survived by his daughter Orla. His wife Gertude predeceased him in 2016.

Belfast Telegraph