PASSING OF DAVID TRIMBLE EVOKES BORDER REGION TRIBUTES

30 July 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Tributes have been paid across the Border region to the Nobel Prize winner and former Stormont First Minister David Trimble who passed away this week at the age of 77.Mr Trimble was the leader of Northern Ireland’s Ulster Unionist Party at the time of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and is regarded, along with the late John Hume of the SDLP, as a key architect of the historical peace accord.

He served as leader of his party from 1995 until 1995 and was the North’s First Minister from 1998 to 2002. Rt Rev Dr John Kirkpatrick, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland offered his deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to Mr Trimble’s wife, family, friends and former colleagues. Paying tribute Dr Kirkpatrick said: “In his acceptance speech when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1998, awarded jointly with the late John Hume, Lord Trimble paid tribute to thousands of ‘heroes and heroines in Northern Ireland’ who carried out (in the words of….

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