Henry McDonald Death, Obituary -Henry McDonald was a journalist who formerly worked as a correspondent for both the Guardian and the Observer. He was also a writer. The late journalist had reached the age of 57 when he died away, and political personalities in Northern Ireland have been at the forefront of paying respect to him.
The news that McDonald had passed away at the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast, where he had been receiving treatment for cancer, came as a shock to members of McDonald’s family, friends, and colleagues in the media on Sunday. They reacted with shock and sadness to the news that McDonald had died there.
McDonald was the Ireland correspondent for the Guardian and the Observer for a combined total of 23 years before he accepted his current position as the political editor of the Belfast News Letter in 2022. He has held this position since 2012.
Because of his comprehensive awareness of politics, security agencies, and paramilitaries, as well as the ground-breaking works he has produced on the Troubles, he is widely regarded as a legend in the world of literature. McDonald, the son of a dressmaker and a laborer, attended the grammar school at St. Malachy’s College, read philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, and then studied journalism in Dublin.
His mother worked as a dressmaker, and his father worked as a laborer. Both of his parents had careers in the clothing industry. During the first Gulf war, he was employed as a writer for the Irish News; the events he covered served as the impetus for him to write a book on Irish soldiers who served as peacekeepers in Lebanon.
After coming back to Northern Ireland, he began publishing books about loyalist paramilitaries, the leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, David Trimble, as well as Martin McGuinness, the leader of Sinn Féin. He also co-wrote books with other authors on these subjects.
In spite of the fact that McDonald came from what gave the impression of being a nationalist family, he placed Sinn Féin and the IRA under a great lot of scrutiny both before and after the 1998 Good Friday accord. This was the case both before and after the deal. As he passes away, the only people who will remember him are his sister Cathy, his daughters Lauren, Ellen, and Patrick, as well as his partner Charlotte Blease.