Northern Ireland

Tributes paid to former UUP leader David Trimble

Northern Ireland politician and Nobel Prize winner died on Monday following a short illness

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Trimble made a “central contribution” to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty

Tributes have been paid to former Northern Ireland first minister, David Trimble, who died on Monday aged 77 following a short illness.

A key architect of the Good Friday Agreement, Trimble led the Ulster Unionist Party between 1995 and 2005 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside SDLP leader, John Hume, in 1998 for their efforts in brokering the historic agreement.

The UUP issued a statement on behalf of his family on Monday evening. ...