Peter Robinson: Liam Clarke left a journalistic legacy

Liam Clarke at his home in Ballymena in 2014
Liam Clarke at his home in Ballymena in 2014
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Liam has been reporting on politics for almost as long as I have been in politics.

His friendly approach was disarming in an interview. You didn’t just hear from Liam when he was looking an interview and that distinguished him from many of his peers.

Letters to Editor

Letters to Editor

When he interviewed me before I announced my retirement he was in good spirits and had given me a more encouraging report on his health than had been the case before.

I was shocked to hear about his death. I sympathise with Kathryn and their children. I assure them of my prayers at this difficult time.

Liam has left a journalistic legacy which will undoubtedly be studied by future generations in that field. His achievements are too numerous to list.

Peter Robinson, DUP MLA, First Minsiter of Northern Ireland