William David Flackes

William David Flackes, 72, the British Broadcasting Corp.’s Northern Ireland correspondent from 1964 to 1982, died Aug. 1 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Cause of death was not reported.

Flackes wrote the bible of local politics, “Northern Ireland: A Political Directory.” He was revising the book’s third edition when he died.

Survived by his wife, Mary, and a daughter, Sandra.

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