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Lord Robin Eames

Lord Robin Eames

Lord Robin Eames is an Anglican bishop who served as Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh from 1986 to 2006, during some of the darkest days of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland through the early days of the peace process towards the Good Friday Agreement.

He studied law at Queen’s University Belfast and after a legal research post qualified for a PhD and honorary doctorate in law. He went on to study theology at Trinity College Dublin before being ordained in 1963. He was appointed Bishop of Derry and Raphoe in 1975 and translated as Bishop of Down and Dromore in 1980. He was elected Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All-Ireland in 1986.

He has been a member of the House of Lords since 1995 and sits as a crossbench peer. He is married to Lady Christine and they have two sons and seven grandchildren.

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