Dr. Edward Haughey, multimillionaire owner of Norbrook Pharmaceuticals. A County Louth native, Haughey has sat in the Irish Seanad, appointed a senator by former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
occupies a seat in the British House of Lords as Baron Ballyedmond of Mourne in the County of Down.
Perhaps the Ulster Unionists ought to be more careful of the company they keep and the invitations they accept.It was the same Senator Haughey
who said in the Seanad in 1996 that the tenets of the Orange Order were based on "religious bigotry, segregation and supremacy," and who pointed out that all Ulster Unionist members of parliament were Orangemen of some stripe. Haughey
, admittedly, was presented to the House of Lords on his
first day by Ulster Unionist Lord Maginnis and Lord Henley.