Neeson pays tribute to former NIO Minister Sir Rhodes Boyson

Alliance Carrickfergus Councillor Sean Neeson has paid tribute to former Northern Ireland Office Minister Sir Rhodes Boyson who has died at the age of 87. Sir Rhodes was a MP between 1974 and 1997 and was in the NIO between 1984 and 1986.

Cllr Sean Neeson said: “I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sir Rhodes. I got to know him quite well during the 1980s when he was a Minister in the Northern Ireland Office.

“I would like to pay tribute to the work he did here. It was obviously a difficult time but he put forward a number of innovative proposals to help get our economy moving forward.

“It was through this work that I got to know him on the various economic committees that we were members of. With both of us being former teachers, we had a lot in common and I admired his dedication to the problems he faced. “

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