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Hume spoke against guns – but actually opened the door to let the gunmen in

There is talk of having a permanent memorial to John Hume to mark his part in our deeply flawed – and in many cases corrupt – peace process, which they claim i [...]

Read full article: Hume spoke against guns – but actually o...→
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Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Did anyone notice, in all the tributes to John Hume, how rarely David Trimble was mentioned? Had you known nothing about the period, you could have read many a [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played ...→
Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

The mixed political attendance at the funeral of John Hume in Derry was a marvellous tribute to his aim of creating a partnership between the two great traditi [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward...→

John Hume was a great man, but not a saint

I share the reservations expressed by your correspondent Matt O’Dowd concerning John Hume (June 8) and I am sorry it is necessary to express them at this time.

Read full article: John Hume was a great man, but not a sai...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

There were bucket-loads of effluent hurled last week at anyone who criticised John Hume for legitimising Sinn Fein. As Eilis O'Hanlon pointed out in yesterday' [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's inv...→
John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume could be a tricky customer: his boundless confidence often appeared as a kind of egomania; his insistence on being heard could grate; his worries abo [...]

Read full article: John Hume's dark night of the soul after...→
David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

A message from the Dalai Lama was read out at the funeral mass of John Hume last week calling him “an example to us all”. Hume’s prominence goes back to a time [...]

Read full article: David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch ...→

I shattered John Hume’s image when I confronted him about his attitude to Protestants

‘Speaking well of the dead’ gives a new generation a version of John Hume that reflects badly on his Protestant neighbours, for it means implying ill of the ot [...]

Read full article: I shattered John Hume’s image when I con...→
  • #John Hume
A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

THE death of John Hume on Monday sent me home. To Radio Ulster. I grew up in the Province, on the Abba-hating side if you know your Derry Girls (NB,…

Read full article: A week in radio: The greatest Irishman e...→
  • #John Hume

Three nights of violence in city ‘orchestrated’, PSNI arrest two teens

“But it won’t work because it is wrong - Londonderry is moving in the right direction,” he added. “This violence is coming from a tiny minority of people.”... [...]

Read full article: Three nights of violence in city ‘orches...→
World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

If John Hume were alive today to witness the tensions in the world he would speak of our “common humanity” and the importance of “non-violence,” his son has sa [...]

Read full article: World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Irelan...→
  • #John Hume
'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said there is an onus on the "post-Good Friday Agreement generation" of politicians to carry on the good work started by [...]

Read full article: 'Onus on today's politicians to carry on...→

John Hume funeral: People brought to tears by John Hume Jnr’s ‘powerful’ farewell to his father

People watching the funeral Mass of former SDLP leader, John Hume, were left in tears listening his son, John Hume Jnr., bid his father a final farewell.

Read full article: John Hume funeral: People brought to tea...→
Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

John Hume, the statesman and peacemaker who has died at the age of 83, was for a time a candidate for the priesthood in Maynooth …

Read full article: Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shap...→
John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

The party that battled bravely to bring an end to the Troubles – and establish a shaky peace in Northern Ireland – faces an uncertain future, writes Adam McGib [...]

Read full article: John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the...→
Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

Read full article: Hume rose above fierce criticism...→

Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fingerprints are everywhere

John Hume was a remarkable politician. He was also a greater challenge to unionism than the IRA and successive British and Irish governments.

Read full article: Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fin...→
Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Finuala Wyer - the stranger who briefly comforted late SDLP leader John Hume in his darkest hours in the aftermath of of a loyalist massacre - has spoken for t [...]

Read full article: Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of...→
John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume will go down in popular history as the man who sacrificed his party for his country, bringing Sinn Fein in from the cold at the expense of the SDLP. [...]

Read full article: John Hume: Ireland's man of peace...→

Ben Lowry: John Hume’s clear rejection of violence will play a pivotal role in shaping the coming battles over history

This week Gerry Adams said on BBC Radio Ulster Talkback that John Hume understood republicans, and the Sinn Fein politician seemed to imply that this lessened [...]

Read full article: Ben Lowry: John Hume’s clear rejection o...→
Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

A Belfast businessman has paid a special tribute to John Hume by creating a mosaic of the former SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate.

Read full article: Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame...→
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The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

Hume was fascinated by the Middle East conflict and we would often speak of ir, writes Robert Fisk

Read full article: The statesman John Hume and lessons over...→
My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

Musician Phil Coulter said that playing The Town I Loved So Well, the anthem he composed about Londonderry, at the funeral of his long time friend John Hume, w [...]

Read full article: My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his o...→
John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

The sacrifices that John Hume made for peace should never be underestimated or forgotten, mourners at his funeral heard on Wednesday.

Read full article: John Hume sacrificed so much to save peo...→
  • #John Hume
John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

His stubborn work of bridge-building and political compromise is exactly what the UK needs in this time of bitter division, says Guardian columnist Martin Kett [...]

Read full article: John Hume’s politics went far beyond Nor...→
John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

He did more than anybody else to end the bloodshed, but mutual respect between Catholics and Protestants remains elusive

Read full article: John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern ...→
  • #John Hume
Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Sadly neither John Hume, nor Seamus Mallon lived just long enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of their creation the Social Democratic and [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubter...→

Let us thank God for John Hume – the Reconciler

“Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God”, says Matthew 5:9.

Read full article: Let us thank God for John Hume – the Rec...→
Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with  Prime Minister

Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with Prime Minister

August 13 2020 02:57 PM... Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Taoiseach Micheal Martin at Hillsborough Castle. The Irish premier paid tribute the work that the [...]

Read full article: Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume duri...→
Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Some critics of John Hume have been saying in the past week that he betrayed his own sectarianism by turning his back on unionists to make a deal with the IRA. [...]

Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was...→
Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

A cross-border university in memory of the late SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate John Hume has been proposed.

Read full article: Cross-border John Hume memorial universi...→
Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

As a kid of the 80s my first memory of John Hume was that he was ever present on our TV screens.

Read full article: Sharing the stage with John Hume was an ...→
  • #John Hume
Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...]

Read full article: Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave ...→
Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Political colossus, tetchy colleague, or a nationalist who simply didn't 'get' unionists... three Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy.

Read full article: Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfas...→
The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

My contempt for the city's moneyed classes has never wavered since I saw how they treated their 'honoured guest'

Read full article: The night I saw John Hume laid bare the ...→
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John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

As the final bars of The Town I Loved So Well drifted out of the cathedral door the first crackle of applause sounded.Stuttering at first, the instigators perh [...]

Read full article: John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause,...→
  • #John Hume
Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

In normal times the streets of Derry would have been thronged with heavyweight world leaders, superstars from the entertainment industry and thousands of "ordi [...]

Read full article: Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befittin...→
  • #John Hume
In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

First of all I would like to say a word to my brother Aidan who unfortunately cannot be with us today due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: In full: John Hume Junior's funeral trib...→
Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore has addressed her appearance on a British Army podcast after she faced backlash on social media for promoting the project. Whitmore, 35, shared [...]

Read full article: Laura Whitmore defends decision to appea...→
Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Sadly neither John Hume, nor Seamus Mallon lived just long enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of their creation the Social Democratic and [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubter...→
John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

The party that battled bravely to bring an end to the Troubles – and establish a shaky peace in Northern Ireland – faces an uncertain future, writes Adam McGib [...]

Read full article: John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Did anyone notice, in all the tributes to John Hume, how rarely David Trimble was mentioned? Had you known nothing about the period, you could have read many a [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played ...→
Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with  Prime Minister

Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with Prime Minister

August 13 2020 02:57 PM... Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Taoiseach Micheal Martin at Hillsborough Castle. The Irish premier paid tribute the work that the [...]

Read full article: Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume duri...→

John Hume was a great man, but not a saint

I share the reservations expressed by your correspondent Matt O’Dowd concerning John Hume (June 8) and I am sorry it is necessary to express them at this time.

Read full article: John Hume was a great man, but not a sai...→
Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Finuala Wyer - the stranger who briefly comforted late SDLP leader John Hume in his darkest hours in the aftermath of of a loyalist massacre - has spoken for t [...]

Read full article: Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of...→
John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume could be a tricky customer: his boundless confidence often appeared as a kind of egomania; his insistence on being heard could grate; his worries abo [...]

Read full article: John Hume's dark night of the soul after...→
Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

As a kid of the 80s my first memory of John Hume was that he was ever present on our TV screens.

Read full article: Sharing the stage with John Hume was an ...→
  • #John Hume
John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume will go down in popular history as the man who sacrificed his party for his country, bringing Sinn Fein in from the cold at the expense of the SDLP. [...]

Read full article: John Hume: Ireland's man of peace...→

I shattered John Hume’s image when I confronted him about his attitude to Protestants

‘Speaking well of the dead’ gives a new generation a version of John Hume that reflects badly on his Protestant neighbours, for it means implying ill of the ot [...]

Read full article: I shattered John Hume’s image when I con...→
  • #John Hume
Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Political colossus, tetchy colleague, or a nationalist who simply didn't 'get' unionists... three Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy.

Read full article: Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfas...→
Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

A Belfast businessman has paid a special tribute to John Hume by creating a mosaic of the former SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate.

Read full article: Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame...→
  • #John Hume

Three nights of violence in city ‘orchestrated’, PSNI arrest two teens

“But it won’t work because it is wrong - Londonderry is moving in the right direction,” he added. “This violence is coming from a tiny minority of people.”... [...]

Read full article: Three nights of violence in city ‘orches...→
World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

If John Hume were alive today to witness the tensions in the world he would speak of our “common humanity” and the importance of “non-violence,” his son has sa [...]

Read full article: World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Irelan...→
  • #John Hume
Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

In normal times the streets of Derry would have been thronged with heavyweight world leaders, superstars from the entertainment industry and thousands of "ordi [...]

Read full article: Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befittin...→
  • #John Hume
John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

The sacrifices that John Hume made for peace should never be underestimated or forgotten, mourners at his funeral heard on Wednesday.

Read full article: John Hume sacrificed so much to save peo...→
  • #John Hume
In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

First of all I would like to say a word to my brother Aidan who unfortunately cannot be with us today due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Read full article: In full: John Hume Junior's funeral trib...→
John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

He did more than anybody else to end the bloodshed, but mutual respect between Catholics and Protestants remains elusive

Read full article: John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern ...→
  • #John Hume
Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

John Hume, the statesman and peacemaker who has died at the age of 83, was for a time a candidate for the priesthood in Maynooth …

Read full article: Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shap...→

Hume spoke against guns – but actually opened the door to let the gunmen in

There is talk of having a permanent memorial to John Hume to mark his part in our deeply flawed – and in many cases corrupt – peace process, which they claim i [...]

Read full article: Hume spoke against guns – but actually o...→
  • #John Hume

Let us thank God for John Hume – the Reconciler

“Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God”, says Matthew 5:9.

Read full article: Let us thank God for John Hume – the Rec...→
Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

Read full article: Hume rose above fierce criticism...→
Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

The mixed political attendance at the funeral of John Hume in Derry was a marvellous tribute to his aim of creating a partnership between the two great traditi [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward...→
Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Some critics of John Hume have been saying in the past week that he betrayed his own sectarianism by turning his back on unionists to make a deal with the IRA. [...]

Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was...→

Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fingerprints are everywhere

John Hume was a remarkable politician. He was also a greater challenge to unionism than the IRA and successive British and Irish governments.

Read full article: Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fin...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

There were bucket-loads of effluent hurled last week at anyone who criticised John Hume for legitimising Sinn Fein. As Eilis O'Hanlon pointed out in yesterday' [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's inv...→
Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

A cross-border university in memory of the late SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate John Hume has been proposed.

Read full article: Cross-border John Hume memorial universi...→
David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

A message from the Dalai Lama was read out at the funeral mass of John Hume last week calling him “an example to us all”. Hume’s prominence goes back to a time [...]

Read full article: David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch ...→
Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...]

Read full article: Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave ...→

Ben Lowry: John Hume’s clear rejection of violence will play a pivotal role in shaping the coming battles over history

This week Gerry Adams said on BBC Radio Ulster Talkback that John Hume understood republicans, and the Sinn Fein politician seemed to imply that this lessened [...]

Read full article: Ben Lowry: John Hume’s clear rejection o...→
A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

THE death of John Hume on Monday sent me home. To Radio Ulster. I grew up in the Province, on the Abba-hating side if you know your Derry Girls (NB,…

Read full article: A week in radio: The greatest Irishman e...→
  • #John Hume
The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

My contempt for the city's moneyed classes has never wavered since I saw how they treated their 'honoured guest'

Read full article: The night I saw John Hume laid bare the ...→
  • #John Hume
The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

Hume was fascinated by the Middle East conflict and we would often speak of ir, writes Robert Fisk

Read full article: The statesman John Hume and lessons over...→
John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

As the final bars of The Town I Loved So Well drifted out of the cathedral door the first crackle of applause sounded.Stuttering at first, the instigators perh [...]

Read full article: John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause,...→
  • #John Hume
My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

Musician Phil Coulter said that playing The Town I Loved So Well, the anthem he composed about Londonderry, at the funeral of his long time friend John Hume, w [...]

Read full article: My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his o...→
'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said there is an onus on the "post-Good Friday Agreement generation" of politicians to carry on the good work started by [...]

Read full article: 'Onus on today's politicians to carry on...→
John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

His stubborn work of bridge-building and political compromise is exactly what the UK needs in this time of bitter division, says Guardian columnist Martin Kett [...]

Read full article: John Hume’s politics went far beyond Nor...→

John Hume funeral: People brought to tears by John Hume Jnr’s ‘powerful’ farewell to his father

People watching the funeral Mass of former SDLP leader, John Hume, were left in tears listening his son, John Hume Jnr., bid his father a final farewell.

Read full article: John Hume funeral: People brought to tea...→
Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore has addressed her appearance on a British Army podcast after she faced backlash on social media for promoting the project. Whitmore, 35, shared [...]

Read full article: Laura Whitmore defends decision to appea...→
Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shaped by Catholicism - Catholic Herald

John Hume, the statesman and peacemaker who has died at the age of 83, was for a time a candidate for the priesthood in Maynooth …

Read full article: Obituary: John Hume, a Nobel winner shap...→
Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubters down the years, the demise of SDLP has been greatly exaggerated

Sadly neither John Hume, nor Seamus Mallon lived just long enough to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of their creation the Social Democratic and [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Despite all the doubter...→

Hume spoke against guns – but actually opened the door to let the gunmen in

There is talk of having a permanent memorial to John Hume to mark his part in our deeply flawed – and in many cases corrupt – peace process, which they claim i [...]

Read full article: Hume spoke against guns – but actually o...→
  • #John Hume
John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the peace process, turns 50

The party that battled bravely to bring an end to the Troubles – and establish a shaky peace in Northern Ireland – faces an uncertain future, writes Adam McGib [...]

Read full article: John Hume’s SDLP, the unsung hero of the...→

Let us thank God for John Hume – the Reconciler

“Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God”, says Matthew 5:9.

Read full article: Let us thank God for John Hume – the Rec...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played just as big a role as John Hume did in delivering peace to NI

Did anyone notice, in all the tributes to John Hume, how rarely David Trimble was mentioned? Had you known nothing about the period, you could have read many a [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Why Trimble played ...→
Hume rose above fierce criticism

Hume rose above fierce criticism

Justine McCarthy’s heartwarming tribute to John Hume was no less than the great man deserved (“John Hume always gave peace a chance”, Comment, last week).Not o [...]

Read full article: Hume rose above fierce criticism...→
Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with  Prime Minister

Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume during meeting with Prime Minister

August 13 2020 02:57 PM... Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Taoiseach Micheal Martin at Hillsborough Castle. The Irish premier paid tribute the work that the [...]

Read full article: Taoiseach pays tribute to John Hume duri...→
Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward squad proves that even grassroots MLAs bridle at being taken for fools

The mixed political attendance at the funeral of John Hume in Derry was a marvellous tribute to his aim of creating a partnership between the two great traditi [...]

Read full article: Alban Maginness: Revolt by DUP's awkward...→
Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was a case of sharing power or nothing... it was he who spurned a united Ireland

Some critics of John Hume have been saying in the past week that he betrayed his own sectarianism by turning his back on unionists to make a deal with the IRA. [...]

Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: For John Hume, it was...→

John Hume was a great man, but not a saint

I share the reservations expressed by your correspondent Matt O’Dowd concerning John Hume (June 8) and I am sorry it is necessary to express them at this time.

Read full article: John Hume was a great man, but not a sai...→

Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fingerprints are everywhere

John Hume was a remarkable politician. He was also a greater challenge to unionism than the IRA and successive British and Irish governments.

Read full article: Alex Kane: John Hume’s influence and fin...→
Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's invitation to Sinn Fein to step aboard the peace train was too high

There were bucket-loads of effluent hurled last week at anyone who criticised John Hume for legitimising Sinn Fein. As Eilis O'Hanlon pointed out in yesterday' [...]

Read full article: Ruth Dudley Edwards: Price of Hume's inv...→
Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of Greysteel breaks silence after 27 years

Finuala Wyer - the stranger who briefly comforted late SDLP leader John Hume in his darkest hours in the aftermath of of a loyalist massacre - has spoken for t [...]

Read full article: Woman who comforted John Hume in wake of...→
Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

Cross-border John Hume memorial university proposed

A cross-border university in memory of the late SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate John Hume has been proposed.

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John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume's dark night of the soul after criticism over Adams talks

John Hume could be a tricky customer: his boundless confidence often appeared as a kind of egomania; his insistence on being heard could grate; his worries abo [...]

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Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

Sharing the stage with John Hume was an honour for Ash

As a kid of the 80s my first memory of John Hume was that he was ever present on our TV screens.

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David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

David Quinn: Turn off TikTok and switch on about Uighurs

A message from the Dalai Lama was read out at the funeral mass of John Hume last week calling him “an example to us all”. Hume’s prominence goes back to a time [...]

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John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume: Ireland's man of peace

John Hume will go down in popular history as the man who sacrificed his party for his country, bringing Sinn Fein in from the cold at the expense of the SDLP. [...]

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Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

Justine McCarthy: John Hume always gave peace a chance

In the aftermath of an act of horrific inhumanity, the scale of the casualties and the barbarity of the deed can be so overwhelming as to numb those watching o [...]

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I shattered John Hume’s image when I confronted him about his attitude to Protestants

‘Speaking well of the dead’ gives a new generation a version of John Hume that reflects badly on his Protestant neighbours, for it means implying ill of the ot [...]

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Ben Lowry: John Hume’s clear rejection of violence will play a pivotal role in shaping the coming battles over history

This week Gerry Adams said on BBC Radio Ulster Talkback that John Hume understood republicans, and the Sinn Fein politician seemed to imply that this lessened [...]

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Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Who was the real John Hume? Three Belfast Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy

Political colossus, tetchy colleague, or a nationalist who simply didn't 'get' unionists... three Telegraph writers consider the late SDLP leader's legacy.

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A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

A week in radio: The greatest Irishman ever

THE death of John Hume on Monday sent me home. To Radio Ulster. I grew up in the Province, on the Abba-hating side if you know your Derry Girls (NB,…

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Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

Peacemaker John Hume's eternal flame

A Belfast businessman has paid a special tribute to John Hume by creating a mosaic of the former SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate.

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The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

The night I saw John Hume laid bare the callous hypocrisy of the Brussels elite

My contempt for the city's moneyed classes has never wavered since I saw how they treated their 'honoured guest'

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Three nights of violence in city ‘orchestrated’, PSNI arrest two teens

“But it won’t work because it is wrong - Londonderry is moving in the right direction,” he added. “This violence is coming from a tiny minority of people.”... [...]

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The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East | Robert Fisk

Hume was fascinated by the Middle East conflict and we would often speak of ir, writes Robert Fisk

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John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

John Hume funeral: A ripple of applause, then a man called out ‘thank you John’

As the final bars of The Town I Loved So Well drifted out of the cathedral door the first crackle of applause sounded.Stuttering at first, the instigators perh [...]

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World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

World joins Derry in farewell to ‘Ireland’s Greatest’ John Hume

If John Hume were alive today to witness the tensions in the world he would speak of our “common humanity” and the importance of “non-violence,” his son has sa [...]

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My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

My pal John Hume made Derry anthem his own, says Phil Coulter

Musician Phil Coulter said that playing The Town I Loved So Well, the anthem he composed about Londonderry, at the funeral of his long time friend John Hume, w [...]

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Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

Pandemic robs Derry of farewell befitting global statesman and its favourite son John Hume

In normal times the streets of Derry would have been thronged with heavyweight world leaders, superstars from the entertainment industry and thousands of "ordi [...]

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'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

'Onus on today's politicians to carry on work John Hume started'

Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill said there is an onus on the "post-Good Friday Agreement generation" of politicians to carry on the good work started by [...]

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John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

John Hume sacrificed so much to save people's lives, funeral told at peacemaker's final farewell in Derry

The sacrifices that John Hume made for peace should never be underestimated or forgotten, mourners at his funeral heard on Wednesday.

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John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

John Hume’s politics went far beyond Northern Ireland – his vision is as urgent as ever | Martin Kettle

His stubborn work of bridge-building and political compromise is exactly what the UK needs in this time of bitter division, says Guardian columnist Martin Kett [...]

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In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

In full: John Hume Junior's funeral tribute to his father

First of all I would like to say a word to my brother Aidan who unfortunately cannot be with us today due to Coronavirus restrictions.

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John Hume funeral: People brought to tears by John Hume Jnr’s ‘powerful’ farewell to his father

People watching the funeral Mass of former SDLP leader, John Hume, were left in tears listening his son, John Hume Jnr., bid his father a final farewell.

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John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

John Hume’s vision of peace in Northern Ireland is only half-fulfilled

He did more than anybody else to end the bloodshed, but mutual respect between Catholics and Protestants remains elusive

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Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore defends decision to appear on British Army podcast

Laura Whitmore has addressed her appearance on a British Army podcast after she faced backlash on social media for promoting the project. Whitmore, 35, shared [...]

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