David Trimble

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Jacob Rees-Mogg said the paper sought to address the Border issue from the point of view of the EU’s need to maintain the integrity of the single market.  File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The Border can remain open after Brexit through the use of technology and by modifying existing arrangements, the European Research Group (ERG) of Co(...)

‘He was the Irish conflict’s equivalent to Martin Luther King,’ says Bill Clinton

There is only one moment in Maurice Fitzpatrick’s involving documentary on John Hume’s tireless efforts for peace in Northern Ireland when the Social (...)

Dr Graham  Gudgin and Ray Basset claim in “Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish Border” the UK government should pursue the maximum facilitation (max-fac) arrangement – which involves using new technologies – to break through the Brexit impasse. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

A UK/EU free trade agreement and technical solutions to Border crossings would enable the UK to leave the single market and customs union “while prese(...)

Robert  Peston on ‘Peston on Sunday’. Photograph: ITV

TV presenter Robert Peston has suggested that Ireland has “undermined” British governments for at least the last century. In an interview with promi(...)

Former first minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble:   said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney had damaged relations between Dublin and London. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Britain’s House of Lords has backed a move to prevent a hard border after Brexit under which no new checks or controls could be imposed without the ag(...)

The editors of the four volumes of the Cambridge History of Ireland, professors James Kelly, Jane Ohlmeyer, Brendan Smith and Thomas Bartlett at the book’s launch in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Mark Stedman

President Michael D Higgins has expressed “deep and profound concern” that history will no longer be a core subject at Junior Certificate level. Spea(...)

Former taoisaigh John Bruton, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen at the Brexit conference in the Round Room next to Dublin’s Mansion House on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has warned the Government not to leave Brexit talks to the “evil hour” of late-night deadlines where it could be pressur(...)

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Queen’s University on Tuesday, “signalling they were not there to cry over the agreement’s corpse”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It could easily have turned into a wake. Instead, the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement struck surprisingly positive notes. The guest list al(...)

Former UUP Leader David Trimble reflects on the Good Friday agreement at his home in Lisburn Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former first minister for Northern Ireland and leader of the Ulster Unionist party David Trimble says he believes the Good Friday Agreement is robust (...)

Peace process: President Bill Clinton in Belfast in 1998, flanked by First Minister David Trimble, of the UUP, Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon, of the SDLP. Photograph: Doug Mills/AP

Among its other provisions, the Belfast Agreement, which was signed 20 years ago this week, allows the people of Northern Ireland to identify “as Iris(...)

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