Friday 9 December 2016

Hume thoroughly deserves poll tribute

Published 25/10/2010 | 05:00

THE recent RTE nationwide poll that voted John Hume as 'Ireland's Greatest' is a fitting tribute to Mr Hume.

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The documentary by Miriam O'Callaghan about Mr Hume shows the enormous personal sacrifices this great international statesman and peacemaker made in finding a political solution to ending violence in Ireland.

There can be no doubt that we owe the former SDLP leader and Nobel laureate an enormous debt of gratitude for his campaign to persuade people of all religious faiths and denominations to live together in peace on this small island that had been divided for centuries.

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