Northern Ireland

Sir Robert Porter: Former Stormont minister dies aged 90

Former Stormont minister Sir Robert Porter has died aged 90.

Sir Robert, who was born in Londonderry, was minister of home affairs at the beginning of the Troubles in the late 1960s.

He served with the Royal Air Force during World War II, afterwards joining the Royal Artillery.

Sir Robert resigned as home affairs minister in 1970 later revealing he had not been consulted about a military curfew operation in west Belfast.

A barrister by profession, he served as a county court judge and recorder in Belfast and Derry.

Sir Robert, who died on Sunday, will be buried on Thursday following a service in the Holy Trinity Church, Drumbo, Lisburn.

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