STORMONT, SVELATO IL RITRATTO DI IAN PAISLER Sr
L’opera pittorica è stata firmata da David Nolan
Il ritratto dell’ex Primo Ministro Ian Paisley, ha preso il suo posto ieri sera presso la sala da pranzo dei membri di Stormont.
Tra i presenti alla cerimonia di presentazione dell’opera dell’artista David Nolan, il vice Primo Ministro Martin McGuinness e il leader del Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, e Peter Robinson, attuale Primo Ministro.
Ian Paisley commentando il suo ritratto ha dichiarato: “Penso che sia molto buona, lungi da me criticare quelli che avrebbero cercato di farmi più bello.”
Non sono mancate parole di apprezzamento per la presenza dei leaders dell’opposizione, aggiungendo: “”Non me lo sarei aspetta, ma si sa che in politica ci si può aspettare qualsiasi cosa».
Paisley portrait unveiled at Stormont (U TV)
A portrait of former First Minister Ian Paisley has been unveiled at Stormont.
The painting by artist David Nolan was given a place in the members’ dining room on Monday night.
Among those who turned out for the event were Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness and Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.
First Minister Peter Robinson also attended the unveiling.
Commenting on the painting Mr Paisley said:
“I think it is very good, far from me to criticise those that would try to make me better looking.”
Mr Paisley also said he was pleased to welcome Sinn Fein representatives as guests at the event.
“I certainly think it is a stamp of what I have tried to do, even although I have tough strong beliefs I believe other people should have tough strong beliefs and I should respect them as I expect them to respect me,” he said.
“I wouldn’t really have expected it but then again you can expect anything in politics.”
Dr Paisley is to be introduced to the House of Lords next Monday.