The Lord Mayor of Dublin has launched an online book of condolences for former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble.
Arolin Conroy has invited the citizens of Dublin to offer their condolences to Mr Trimble’s family.
Ms Conroy said: “I was very saddened to learn of the death of David Trimble. David Trimble’s legacy in bringing about peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland should always be remembered and recognized. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.”
Mr Trimble played a key role in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside the late John Hume.
He will be remembered for his contribution to finding a peaceful solution to the problems in Northern Ireland.
Lord Trimble died on Monday aged 77 after a short illness.
President Michael D. Higgins said Mr. Trimble will be remembered “for his most significant contribution to the work of bringing peace to our island.”
“Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize alongside John Hume after signing the Good Friday Agreement nearly 25 years ago was part of the recognition of so much of their work for peace,” he said.
“David Trimble’s dedication and courage, often in the most difficult of times, has earned him a prominent and well-deserved place in our history books.
“His work leaves a true legacy of the need and value of peace on our common island for future generations.”
The condolence book is accessible online from today, Thursday 28 July, until Thursday 4 August.
All condolences will be printed and forwarded to the Trimble family in a condolence book.
The condolence book is ready to be signed https://bit.ly/DavidTrimbleRIP
https://www.independent.ie/news/book-of-condolence-opened-for-former-northern-ireland-first-minister-david-trimble-41873736.html Condolence book opened for former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble