William Irwin (Unionist politician)

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William Irwin
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Newry and Armagh
Assumed office
7 March 2007
Preceded by Paul Berry
Personal details
Born (1956-12-12) 12 December 1956 (age 60)
Kilmore, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Political party Democratic Unionist Party
Religion Protestant

William Irwin MLA is a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) politician in Northern Ireland. He was elected in 2007 to the Northern Ireland Assembly as a DUP member for Newry and Armagh.

Irwin was the Mayor of Armagh from 2006–07 and serves on Armagh City and District Council. He is a local dairy farmer. He entered politics after his son Philip drowned in a swimming pool and he met Ian Paisley. "He was only 15. Dr Paisley came and prayed with us and offered great support.[1]


  1. ^ "The Shinners, Sharon and the unrepentant republican". Nuzhound.com. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 

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Civic offices
Preceded by
John Campbell
Mayor of Armagh
2006 - 2007
Succeeded by
Charles Rollston
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Paul Berry
MLA for Newry and Armagh
2007 -
Succeeded by