In his own words . . .
"Where do the terrorists operate from? From the Irish Republic! Where do the terrorists return to for sanctuary? To the Irish Republic! And yet Mrs Thatcher tells us that the Republic must have some say in our province.
"Never, never, never, never!"
1985 'Ulster Says No' campaign speech
"We are not going into government with Sinn Fein."
September 2005, after IRA decommissioning
"I don't like the President of the Irish Republic ... because she is dishonest."
On President Mary McAleese in 2006
"I better shake hands with this man and give you a firm grip."
Shaking hands with former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in public in 2007