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Tributes paid locally following death of former First Minister David Trimble

Jul 26, 2022 13:07 By News Northern Sound
Tributes paid locally following death of former First Minister David Trimble Tributes paid locally following death of former First Minister David Trimble
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The late David Trimble was described locally as one of the "principal architects" of the Good Friday agreement.

One of the "principal architects" of the Good Friday agreement has died at the age of 77.

Former First Minister David Trimble, passed away peacefully yesterday following a short illness.

The Nobel Peace Price winner was a former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and served as First Minister from 1998 to 2002.

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Following his death, former RTE and Northern Standard journalist, Michael Fisher says there is "cross-community agreement" that the late Mr Trimble was a man of "courage" and "vision."

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan Show, Michael Fisher said the former First Minister played a pivotal role in the success of the Good Friday Agreement and described his influence and political stance during that time as "brave."

He added that David Trimble took a "leap forward in faith" in order to see the "wider picture" and get his party to sign the deal, which in his words gave Northern Ireland the "relative stability" that it has today:

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