This section contains the full text of a book published in 2001 by the Belfast Press,(now out of print) containing major articles and speeches by Lord Trimble focussing on the period immediately prior to and around the then implementation of the Belfast Agreement

  • Preface - by Michael Gove, Assistant Editor, The Times

  • Introduction - by David Trimble

    PART I

    THE BELFAST AGREEMENT

  • The Last Days of the Talks - Daily Telegraph, April 1998

  • An Immediate Assessment - Speech to the Northern Ireland Forum for Political Dialogue, 17th April 1998

  • The Belfast Agreement - Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1999

    PART II

    BROADER THEMES

  • Engaging Reality - Young Unionist Conference, 3 October 1998

  • Nobel Lecture - December 10th, 1998

    PART III

    THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTATION

  • To Raise Up a New Northern Ireland - Malone House Belfast, June 1998

  • Being Nominated as First Minister - Reply to Nomination, Northern Ireland Assembly, July 1st, 1998

  • The President at the Waterfront - Speech introducing President Clinton, 3 September 1998

  • Post Agreement Ireland - North and South - Speech to the Irish Association, 1 November 1998

  • Preparing for Government - Address to the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, 5 February 1999

  • Equality and Northern Ireland - New York, 13 March 1999

  • Focussing on the Future - Ulster Unionist Council AGM, 20 March 1999

  • Don't give in to terrorism, Mr Blair - The Times, 22 June 1999

  • Patten's plan for the police looks flawed - The Times, 27 August 1999

  • Ulster and Unionism - Not a Failed Political Entity - Ulster Unionist Council AGM, 25 March 2000

  • My challenge to the DUP - Belfast Telegraph, 19 September 2000

  • Implementation must be mutual - Address to the British Irish Association, 8 September 2000

  • As It Is - Ulster Unionist Party Conference,7 October 2000

  • The President at the Odyssey - Introducing President Clinton, 13 December 2000

    PART IV

    WIDER HORIZONS

  • Devolution and the Union - Swinton Lecture, 6 October 1999

  • Afterword



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