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Public memorial details for Ian Paisley announced

The DUP founder died earlier this month aged 88. His funeral was strictly a family event.

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DETAILS OF THE public memorial for former Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley have been confirmed by his family.

The Democratic Unionist Party founder died earlier this month at the age of 88.

The funeral that followed was strictly a family event, but it was announced that a larger-scale ceremony would be held at a later date.

The service, which will be by invite only, will take place at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Sunday 19 October. It’s set to begin at 3pm.

BBC Northern Ireland has confirmed it will broadcast the event live.

Read: Ian Paisley: 1926 – 2014 >

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