2008 Conservative Party Conference

Keynote speech to the annual Conservative Party Conference, Nations and regions section, 28 September2008


An Ulster Betrayal

Lord Trimble's response to Jonathan Powell in Prospect - June 2008


Mitchell Conference Speech

The speech made by David Trimble at the Mitchell Conference at Queen's University Belfast - 22 May 2008


David Trimble reassessed through Ian Paisley's reinvention

A press release from the Liffey Press - 30 April 2008.


Northern Ireland still faces challenge of implementing peace

The text of an article in The Telegraph - 09 April 2008.


Not backward about moving forward

An interview with David Trimble by Dan Keenan (Northern News Editor for The Irish Times) - The Irish Times 05 April 2008.


Agreeing to Differ

David Trimble takes issue with Jonathon Powell's Blairite view of the Good Friday Agreement - The Guardian 05 April 2008.


Ten Years On

The text of an article on the Belfast Agreement in the Irish Times, 01 April 2008


Ulster's lessons for the Middle East: don't indulge extremists

The text of an article in the Guardian, 25 October 2007


Time for some fresh thinking on Europe

The text of an article in the Daily Telegraph online edition, 23 October 2007


Reflections on devolution

The expanded text of an article in the Irish Times, 8 May 2007


The Antony Alcock Memorial Lecture

University of Ulster, 24 April 2007


The Long Walk to Peace

Article in The House Magazine 30th anniversary edition, November 2006

Why Cameron must give Power to the People

Article in the Yorkshire Post, November 10th, 2006

2006 Conservative Party Conference

Speech to the annual Conservative Party Conference, October 3rd, 2006

Maiden Speech to the House of Lords

Maiden Speech by The Rt Hon The Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey to the House of Lords, June 7th, 2006

Speech to the Scottish Conservative Party Pre-Conference Dinner

March 6th, 2006

"Decommissioning Reconsidered"

Newsletter Article, September 30th, 2005

BBC "On the Ropes" with John Humphries

Transcript of "On the Ropes" with John Humphries, July 12th, 2005

UUP Party Headquarters

Resignation Speech as Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

Banbridge Election Count

Resignation Speech, Banbridge Leisure Centre, Upper Bann Election Count, May 5th, 2005

"We can keep the essential spirit of the Agreement alive"

Speech to the AGM of Upper Bann Ulster Unionist Association, Jan 29th, 2005







  • Speech to the 2003 Ulster Unionist Party Conference

  • Speech to the 2001 Ulster Unionist Party Conference

  • Trimble's "Game-Playing" Accusation - UUP Leader David Trimble rounds on politicians, including Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, for voicing their opposition to the invasion of Iraq.

  • Oxford Union Debate - David Trimble argues for the motion "That President Bush be re-elected" at the Oxford Union, October 28th, 2004.

  • Speech to the 2001 Conservative Party Conference

  • Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech - David Trimble's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, delivered in Oslo, December 10th, 1998








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

  • Introduction - by David Trimble

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

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

  • Becoming First Minister - Reply to Nomination, Northern Ireland Assembly, July 1st, 1998

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

  • Engaging Reality - Young Unionist Conference, October 3rd, 1998

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

  • Nobel Lecture - December 10th, 1998

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

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

  • Time to Focus on the Future - Ulster Unionist Council AGM, March 20th, 1999

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

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

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

  • Devolution and the Union - Swinton Lecture, Conservative Party Conference, October 1999

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

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

  • Address to the British Irish Association - September 2000

  • As It Is - Ulster Unionist Council Conference 2000

  • Remarks on the visit of President Clinton - December 2000





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