Good Friday Agreement architect and former UUP leader Lord Trimble dies

Former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble has died, the Ulster Unionist Party has announced. In a statement on behalf of the Trimble family, the UUP said: “It is with great sadness that the family of Lord Trimble announce that he passed away peacefully earlier today following a short illness.” Lord Trimble, who was one of the principal architects of the Belfast Agreement ending decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, was 77.

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