Ian Paisley facts for kids
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014) was a politician and church minister in Northern Ireland. He founded the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in 1971 and was its leader until May 2008.
He was born in Armagh and grew up in Ballymena. He founded the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster in 1951 and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of North Antrim from 1970 to 2010. He was the First Minister of Northern Ireland from May 2007 to June 2008 at the head of an all-party government.
He called himself the Reverend Doctor Ian Paisley.
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A United Ulster Unionist poster, warning that the Sunningdale Agreement would lead to "Dublin Rule" (i.e. a united Ireland)
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