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Seamus Mallon's book launched in Belfast

Seamus Mallon with his granddaughter Lara Lenny (9) at the launch of his book in Belfast. Picture by Declan Roughan

More than 100 people gathered in Belfast last night for the launch of Seamus Mallon's first book 'A Shared Home Place'.

Co-authored by veteran journalist Andy Pollak, the book traces the former first minister and SDLP deputy leader's rise in politics and outlines his blueprint for moving towards a united Ireland.

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Among those who attended the event, which was held at the Irish Secretariat building, were former SDLP MP Alasdair McDonnell and the UUP's Mike Nesbitt.

Seamus Mallon with his daughter Orla Lenny and granddaughter Lara Lenny. Picture by Declan Roughan

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