Condolences shared for Lord Ballyedmond
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has expressed her condolences at the passing of one of Northern Ireland’s most successful businessmen, Lord Ballyedmond.
Dr Edward Haughey founded Newry based Norbrook Laboratories in 1969 and it has since has grown into one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Arlene Foster said: “It is with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Lord Ballyedmond and I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to his friends and family.
“Without doubt, Lord Ballyedmond was one of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs, and he was known for his leadership, integrity and global vision. One-of-a-kind and a self-made businessman, he was both highly regarded and widely respected by all those who knew him.
“Norbrook Laboratories currently exports to more than 120 countries worldwide and Lord Ballyedmond worked tirelessly to promote Northern Ireland as an investment location. Not only has he made a huge contribution to the local economy but Lord Ballyedmond also devoted much of his time to charitable works and this is to be highly commended.
“Lord Ballyedmond will be sadly missed and his passing is a great loss to both the business and wider community.”