- 11 Jun 07
His father, the Rev. Ian Paisley, has been one of the dominant figures in Irish politics over the past 40 years. Now Ian Paisley Jnr is a Junior Minister in the new Northern Ireland administration. So how different is he from his father? And how does he feel about cross border co-operation, education, abortion and homosexuality?
Ian Paisley Jnr. – sometimes nicknamed “Baby Doc” or “Ian Óg” – is adamant that he is not a political clone of his controversial father. But while Ian Jnr. likes to insist that he is his own man, there is no denying that his political ideology and religious views have been shaped by his father.