President opens online condolence book for Lord David Trimble


The chairman of Newry, Morne and Down District Council, Councilor Michael Savage, has signed an open book of condolences in memory of (late) Lord David Trimble who was instrumental in brokering the Friday deal Holy.

An online book of condolences is also available on the Council’s website:, which will provide residents of Newry, Morne and Down with the opportunity to show their mark of respect. All messages will be recorded and sent to Lord Trimble’s family.

The Chairman, Councilor Michael Savage, said: “It is with deep regret and deep sadness that we learned of the passing of David Trimble, who passed away on Monday July 25, 2022, he will be sadly missed by all who loved him. known. I would like to offer my deepest condolences on behalf of the citizens of Newry, Morne and Down, to his family and friends for their immeasurable loss. The online condolence book will allow our residents to record their sympathy and support.”

Chairman Cllr Savage continued: “David Trimble was a man of principle who worked with Seamus Mallon to put all of our people before politics and lead us down the path of peace. His lasting legacy is the key role he played in moving us from a place of violence to a normalized society. The Good Friday Agreement would not have happened without him and this is widely recognized by all sections of our community.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Daphne and the Trimble family today as they mourn the passing of a husband, father and grandfather.”

The condolence book will be closed for signatures on Tuesday, August 9.


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