Thursday 21 September 2017

North needs return to ideals of 'champion of peace' Hume

From left, Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume in 1994 after the announcement of the first IRA ceasefire
From left, Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume in 1994 after the announcement of the first IRA ceasefire
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Former SDLP leader John Hume's 80th birthday is today.

It is a sad irony that in the week that the institutions in the North collapsed in acrimony and rancour, the man who towered over the chaos of the Troubles celebrates his 80th birthday.

In the Irish Independent of September 18, 2000, Dominic Cunningham described Mr Hume as a "an uncompromising champion of peace, democracy and reconciliation".

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