Seamus Mallon

Irish politician (1936–2020)

Seamus Frederick Mallon (/ˈʃməs ˈmælən/; 17 August 1936 – 24 January 2020) was an Irish Gaelic footballer and politician. He was deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2001 and Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 1979 to 2001. He also was a Seanad Éireann in 1986 and MP from 1986 to 2005.

Mallon was born in Markethill, Northern Ireland. He studied at St Mary's University College, Belfast.

He first played club football for Middletown during the 1950s then with Keady Dwyers, Queen's University and Crossmaglen Rangers.[1]

Mallon died in Markethill, County Armagh, Ireland on 24 January 2020 of cancer, aged 83.[2]

References change

  1. "Seamus Mallon". Oral History. 3 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2 September 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. "Former NI deputy first minister Seamus Mallon dies aged 83". RTÉ. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.