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Funeral Told Austin Currie Was Staunch Campaigner And Family Man

Former Minster Laid To Rest In Tyrone.

The funeral of Austin Currie has been told he was a dedicated family man and staunch campaigner from an early age.

A former Government Minister in the North, and Junior Minister in the Republic, he's been laid to rest today in Tyrone, after his death at his home in Allenwood on Tuesday.

He was a joint founder of the SDLP in 1970 and later served as a Fine Gael TD in Dublin.

His daughter Estelle recalled a light moment over lunch, when her Dad decided to ask the children if they knew their prayers, which some did not.

 

 

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