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William David Trimble, Baron Trimble, PC is a politician from Northern Ireland. He served as Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, was the first First Minister of Northern Ireland, and was a Member of the British Parliament.He was given the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize

Fears Stormont will collapse after Ulster Unionist Party withdraws over PSNI comments that the IRA is still active.


1998 David Trimble: 1944-: UK. Only a few weeks after taking over as party leader of Northern Ireland's Protestant party, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), he launched discussions with his political opponents in search of compromise. Trimble sat down at the negotiating table with the Prime Minister of Ireland, the old arch-enemy Sinn Fein, and the British. In April 1998 he was one of the signatories to a peace agreement which he persuaded a UUP majority to support. the Good Friday agreement


1924 ♦ May 26 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, prominent Irish unionist politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

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