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Paisley, the Reverend Ian

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPaisley, the Reverend Ianthe Reverend Ian PaisleyPaisley, the Reverend I‧an /ˈiːən/  (1926–) a Northern Irish Protestant political leader, known for speaking very strongly and emotionally in favour of Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom, and against the IRA. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1970, and in 1971 started the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). He was elected First Minister of Northern Ireland with Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister in 2007. He retired in 2008.
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