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Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin praises British Legion

A reception in honour of the British Legion was held at Parliament Buildings

Sinn Fein Assembly Speaker Mitchel McLaughlin last night praised the Royal British Legion for showing leadership on commemorations.

Around 150 members of the Legion joined assembly members at a reception at Parliament Buildings - one of the last the Sinn Féin MLA will host before his retirement.

Mr McLaughlin, who will retire within weeks, thanked the British Legion for providing care and support for people in need.

He also praised it for the contribution it has made to "marking our shared history".

"I particularly want to express my personal appreciation for the Legion's work and leadership on commemoration which has provided me with much very helpful direction," he said.

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