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Friday, August 27, 1999 Published at 13:19 GMT 14:19 UK


David Trimble: More enemies than friends
Nobel peace prize winner and First Minister he may be - but David Trimble's enemies cross the political divide.
John Hume: Midwife to the peace process
John Hume has taken his share of knocks along the way - but the current peace process is widely regarded as largely his creation.
Mo Mowlam: London's eternal optimist
Mo Mowlam has brought a style to the job of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland unlike anyone who has held the job before.
Gerry Adams: Between war and peace
Gerry Adams is the most visible face of the republican movement - despised by his enemies, but a respected leader in his own community.
Ian Paisley: Ulster's No man
Ian Paisley made 'Ulster says No' the cornerstone of his political beliefs - resisting anything he feared might advance a united Ireland.
John de Chastelain: Arms and the man
Canadian General John de Chastelain has been at the heart of negotiations over arms decommissioning in Northern Ireland.
Mallon: Calling a spade a spade
Seamus Mallon is a rare breed of Northern Ireland politician - respected by many unionist opponents as a blunt speaking nationalist.
David Ervine: Leaving the past behind
Former paramilitary turned politician, David Ervine has been a voice of moderation among hardline loyalist groups in Northern Ireland.



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