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Poots' tribute to his late father extremely moving

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Edwin Poots

Edwin Poots

Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Edwin Poots

We often regard our politicians as one dimensional figures but as our interview with Environment Minister Edwin Poots on the death of his father reveals, they are not immune for the same trials as all of us. Mr Poots has spoken candidly and lovingly about his late father Charles and his influence on him. His account of the family funeral is moving and indicative of the close family bonds.

Politics can be a ruthless occupation and it is encouraging that members of parties right across the political spectrum here contacted Mr Poots to express their sorrow at his loss showing that humanity ultimately triumphs over ideology.

Belfast Telegraph