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John Hume's Biography

John Hume, KCSG (born 18 January 1937) is a former Irish politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble.

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John Hume News Stories

  • Thatcher pressed on plastic bullets

      News Source: BBC | 4 months ago
    Previously unreleased state papers from 1983 reveal an exchange of letters about the use of plastic bullets in Northern Ireland. The exchange was between the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and a surgeon at a Manchester hospital. Dr C M
  • The politics of death: hunger strikes, Isa Muazu and the deepening ...

      News Source: Open Democracy | 5 months ago
    November 2013 A Nigerian asylum seeker has been on hunger strike in a UK detention centre for more than 90 days. The British Home Office has drawn up an 'end of life plan' and made arrangements to deport him early on Friday morning. An important line
  • Hundreds attend funeral of Fr Reid

      News Source: BBC | 5 months ago
    Tributes have been paid to Fr Alec Reid, a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, at his funeral. Hundreds attended requiem Mass at Clonard Monastery in west Belfast, his base for four decades. Last week, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams

John Hume Blogs

  • Queer New York: The Secret Theatre: Don We Now Our Gay ...

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Haul out the holly and celebrate a queer-tastic Christmas when the “darling of downtown cabaret” John C. Hume opens his heart, his home and his legs to spread merriment, good cheer (and his legs) in his new show, The John Hume ...
  • Fr. Alec Reid and the Irish peace process | The Irish ...

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    The breakthrough – separate and secret – face-to-face contacts with John Hume and Martin Mansergh had ended the previous year without success although a dialogue of sorts was being maintained through Reid. The Redemptorists noted ...
  • Leargas: The Sagart

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    In the early 1980s we tried to commence a process of engagement with the Catholic Hierarchy, the SDLP, and the Irish and British governments. They were all rebuffed. The breakthrough came after Fr. Reid wrote a letter to John Hume on May ...

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