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Hume is truly a great Irishman

Sir -- Many years ago my wife and I found ourselves in the company of John Hume and his wife for a few late-night drinks at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. We, of course, knew we were with someone special and a great night was had.

But after seeing Miriam O'Callaghan's excellent programme in the Ireland's Greatest series, we realise that we met one of the world's really good human beings, way up there with Gandhi, King and Mandela.

Brian McDevitt,

Glenties, Co Donegal

Sunday Independent