Watch Dr Alasdair McDonnell open his heart to me, on his life and family tragedy

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His 13 year old brother was killed by lightning, his mother died prematurely and his 27 year old brother was electrocuted. Despite his grief, the newly elected SDLP leader dedicated his life to the service of others.

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