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Why David Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to Northern Ireland

Ruth Dudley Edwards


People seem to forget how crucial the ex- UUP leader was in helping to end the violence, says Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble with SDLP leader John Hume

Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble with SDLP leader John Hume

Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble with SDLP leader John Hume

Did anyone notice, in all the tributes to John Hume, how rarely David Trimble was mentioned? Had you known nothing about the period, you could have read many articles without learning that they shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

Indeed much of the coverage in the Irish and foreign press might have made you wonder why Hume had not shared the prize with Gerry Adams.


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