David Trimble

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Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

Martin McGuinness had a confidence, intelligence and empathy that stood out. But he also had a ruthlessness that was honed in the Derry cauldron of his time. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Martin McGuinness’s mother Peggy made great soup. So discovered Peter Sheridan, assistant chief constable of the PSNI and the most senior Catholic in (...)

A file photograph from 2007 showing then Northern Ireland   First Minister Ian Paisley (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as ministers. Mr  McGuinness died on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ireland came to know two Martin McGuinnesses. One was, for much of his life, a man of war and conflict, dedicated to fighting, as hard as he could, th(...)

The statue of Edward Carson at  Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly was included in the terms of the Belfast Agreement, with the first election held on June 25th, 1998. It i(...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister during a previous campaign: the hardline party is “very confident”, his running mate says. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

If the Northern Irish bible belt had a buckle, it would be Ballymena. Church spires denoting a variety of denominations punctate the Co Antrim mark(...)

Generational change: Sinn Féin’s    Michelle O’Neill and   Gerry Adams. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Broadly speaking, Arlene Foster is correct. Feed the Sinn Féin crocodile and it will just come back for more. Republicans intend to settle for nothing(...)

Puppets of Nelson Mandela, Peter Mandelson and Gerry Adams sold at Whyte’s auction for a combined total of €2,150

Three caricature puppets – of Gerry Adams, Peter Mandelson and Nelson Mandela – made for the satirical British TV show Spitting Image, which aired in (...)

 John Hume in 2000: “The many aspects of John’s life and legacy – as a man of courage, a committed European and a dedicated and visionary peacemaker – serve as a much-needed inspiration to all of us,” said President Higgins. Photograph: Frank Miller

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the “immense contribution” made by John Hume – who celebrates his 80th birthday today – to the advance(...)

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin  address the media about the IRA ceasefire. Photograph: Pacemaker

If Martin McGuinness, as they say in his native Derry, had been at himself in recent months, then Northern Ireland politics might not be in such a mes(...)

David Trimble during his time as first minister: “The DUP and Sinn Féin are operating within structures that we and the SDLP created.” Photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

Entering the livingroom of Lord and Lady Trimble in Lisburn, you are confronted with what seems like a caricature of what you’d expect the former firs(...)

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