26 March 2005

RTE News

Former British Prime Minister dies aged 92

26 March 2005 22:46

Former British Prime Minister, Lord Callaghan, has died aged 92.

He passed away at his home in East Sussex on the eve of his 93rd birthday.

Lord Callaghan served as Labour Prime Minster from 1976 to 1979.

He also held the positions of Chancellor, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary during his political career.

As home secretary, he ordered British troops into Northern Ireland in 1969.

The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has extended his sympathies to the family of Mr Callaghan.

He said the former British Prime Minister will be particularly remembered for his visits to Derry at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.

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