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John Alexander Creaney,  BA 1955 (died 3 June 2008)

One of Northern Ireland’s most esteemed legal figures, John Alexander Creaney, has died; he was 74.

Born in Armagh in July 1933, his father was a bus driver who served in Italy during the Second World War. John was educated at Royal School Armagh and at Queen's, where he joined the OTC. After graduation, and a spell at Trinity College Dublin, Creaney became the pupil of Basil Kelly, later Lord Justice Kelly of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. He was called to the Bar in 1957, and took Silk in 1973. As a Senior Prosecuting Counsel from 1978 until his death, Creaney participated in many important terrorist trials at the Belfast Crown Court.

He later served as a Deputy Lieutenant for Co Down.

For a full obituary please refer to The Daily Telegraph, 05.06.08



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