Brendan Duddy has died

Well-known Londonderry businessman Brendan Duddy has died aged 80.

Saturday, 13th May 2017, 10:07 am
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 9:35 am

The late Mr. Duddy, who is reported to have worked with MI6 and the IRA to end the Troubles, started out as a fish and chips shop proprietor in the 1960s but extended his interests into retail and hospitality over the decades.

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In 2008 journalist Peter Taylor made a film about Mr. Duddy's role in the end of the IRA campaign, called 'The Secret Peacemaker.'

The companies he founded famously controlled several well-known Londonderry businesses, which included Foster's, The Strand Bar, Rafters and Glendenning's, over time.

He died this week after a period of ill-health.