TRIBUTES to the late Edward Haughey, also known as Lord
Ballyedmond, who died with three colleagues in a helicopter crash
in Norfolk last week, have been led by the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr
Richard Clarke. Dr Clarke was speaking in his capacity as chairman
of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.
"Among Lord Ballyedmond's many valuable contributions to society
in Northern Ireland, he was a respected member of the board of
governors of the Observatory and Planetarium, and our thoughts and
prayers are with those both currently working at the scene of the
crash, and those coming to terms with this tragic news."
Lord Ballyedmond, who was 70, was chairman of Norbrook, the
largest privately owned pharmaceutical company in the world. He
also owned Gillingham Hall, near the crash site. He was widely
regarded as one of one of the most successful entrepreneurs in
Northern Ireland, and was formerly a member of the Irish
The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium was founded in 1789 by
Archbishop Richard Robinson. The board of governors includes the
Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and the Dean and Chapter of
the COI Cathedral of Armagh; and additional nominated members.