David Trimble

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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(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern signing the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Reuters

When British prime minister Tony Blair left Downing Street in early April 1998 and headed for Belfast to take charge of the Northern Ireland peace tal(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams pass within touching distance of each other outside Castle Buildings, Stormont during a break in the negotiations before the signing of the Belfast Agreement on April 10th, 1998. File photograph: PA

How rarely we get a chance to “feel the hand of history upon our shoulder” in the life of a country. In a confidential memo authored by John Holmes,(...)

As SDLP leader Colum Eastwood told his party’s annual conference at the weekend,  political vacuums don’t end well in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The claim by former Ulster Unionist party leader David Trimble’s that the Irish Government’s Brexit strategy risks provoking loyalist paramilitaries h(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Unionism needs leadership of the kind it had two decades ago which brought the movement into peace talks with Sinn Féin and lead to the Belfast Agreem(...)

Former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble is an advocate of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Leading Government and Opposition figures have rejected warnings from former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble that the Government’s Brexi(...)

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