GRAND MASTER PAYS TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM THOMPSON

The Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Robert Saulters, has paid tribute to former MP, William Thompson, from Beragh, Tyrone, who died at the weekend.

Mr Saulters said:

“William Thompson was a dedicated Orangeman who worked very hard for the institution.

“He took a particular interest in parading issues and was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in.

“I appointed him as one of my two assistant grand masters from 2004 to 2007 and I was honoured to have his support. He was a man of great principle and someone I trusted entirely.”

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