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Ian Paisley prays for Sinn Fein chief Michelle O'Neill and hails Martin McGuinness for respect he showed to his dad

DUP veteran on life in politics, his dad's last words & falling for his wife

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Ian Paisley Jr

Ian Paisley Jr

Ian Paisley Jr

THE DUP's Ian Paisley has revealed he prays for Sinn Fein deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill every day, saying his faith is "more important to me than all of the political stuff".

The North Antrim MP admitted to praying for both Ms O'Neill and his party colleague Arlene Foster, even suggesting that leading the DUP is a "lonely place".

In a frank interview with the Human Nature podcast, Mr Paisley said he hoped praying for the Sinn Fein politician showed people "that I am a person of faith".