Early Day Motion of the day…

Offered without comment, Mark Durkan’s tribute to Seamus Heaney

That this House mourns the passing of Seamus Heaney, great poet, most gentle man of deep humility, high honour and wide-smiled humour, whose cadent, lyrical, ethereal and earthed verse voiced a special spokesperson for the natured heart of humanity, whose warm, wise way epitomised a soul-uncle for all touched by his charming presence or reached by his stirring, stilling words who had the grace of genius and who showed the genius of grace.

[Where’s that red biro when you really need it! – Ed] Sssshh!!

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