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Fitting epitaph for a leader who put wife and family first

Editor's Viewpoint

The headstone erected over the grave of former DUP leader, the Rev Ian Paisley, is certainly an imposing edifice. Many will say that its size is a fitting memorial to the Big Man himself.

Yet it is interesting that the inscription on the headstone references his role as a parent and a preacher, but makes no mention of his greatest claim to fame - his life as one of the most dominant figures in Northern Ireland politics in the last 50 years.

But perhaps it reflects what he thought was his most enduring legacy, the love of his wife and family and the appreciation of his congregation.

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