Former NI Deputy First Minister and SDLP member Seamus Mallon honoured at special event in Dublin
A host of leading figures from business, politics, community North and South have attended a special event this evening honouring former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon.
Mr Mallon, who is a member of the SDLP who are hosting tonight's event, is widely regarded as one of the principal architects of the Good Friday Agreement.
Tonight's event is being held in the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge.
Mr Mallon was accompanied by members of his familiy, including grandchildren Grace (10), Maria (7) and five-year-old Lara Lenny.
Guests at the event tonight include Tanaiste Joan Burton, former Tanaiste and PD leader Mary Harney, former Minister for Justice Nora Owen, former Minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy, broadcaster and journalist Olivia O'Leary and Dr Alasdair McDonnell.