Westminster tribute to nationalist MP who was killed in World War I

Jeffrey Donaldson MP speaks, while others including James Brokenshire MP and Lord Caine, right, listen at a commemoration on July 6 2017 in Westminster for William Redmond MP, the Irish nationalist who was killed in the Great War on June 7 1917
Jeffrey Donaldson MP speaks, while others including James Brokenshire MP and Lord Caine, right, listen at a commemoration on July 6 2017 in Westminster for William Redmond MP, the Irish nationalist who was killed in the Great War on June 7 1917

The DUP MP for Lagan Valley Jeffrey Donaldson pays tribute to the nationalist MP Willie Redmond, who died a century ago in the Great War.

The commemoration took place at Westminster today, and was attended by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire, the Shadow Secretary Owen Smith, and the Irish embassy.

MPs including Jeffrey Donaldson and James Brokenshire at a commemoration on July 6 2017 in Westminster for William Redmond MP, the Irish nationalist who was killed in the Great War on June 7 1917

MPs including Jeffrey Donaldson and James Brokenshire at a commemoration on July 6 2017 in Westminster for William Redmond MP, the Irish nationalist who was killed in the Great War on June 7 1917

A DUP party tweet yesterday read: “Honoured this morning to pay tribute to Willie Redmond MP, proud Irishman & soldier who fought and died alongside Ulstermen in common cause.”

William Redmond, who represented East Clare at the House of Commons, was aged 56 when he was killed at Messines.

Educated at the prestigious Clongowes Wood College, his brother John was leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party.