Gary October 9th, 2021

My name is Fr Gary Donegan a Passionist Priest based in Holy Cross Parish Ardoyne Belfast. Ardoyne Parish lost the largest number of victims during The Troubles and while James was SOS was directly involved with Peace initiatives including contentious parading. I had the pleasure of meeting him on a number of occasions including Stormont House and had a wonderful dinner one evening in Hillsborough Castle. That evening there was just about half a dozen of us and I got to see the James RIP his family and friends loved a lovely, kind and humble man. Thoughts and prayers on the loss of such a young man for his family I for one am a better person from knowing him May he Rest in Peace 🙏