Pat Hume, the widow of the late SDLP leader and Nobel prize winner John Hume died on September 2nd. A former teacher, Pat worked alongside her husband throughout his career – from the civil rights movement in the 1960s to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, and was deeply involved in the Derry community. Her longtime friend, the author Mary Pat Kelly recalls the woman that she … [Read more...] about Pat Hume Remembered
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:30 pm EST, 7:00 pm GMT
This Saint Patrick’s Day we mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Ireland in Washington DC. We also mark the first Saint Patrick’s Day since the death of the great John Hume, Nobel Laureate, politician, architect of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
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St. Patrick’s Day 2021
“Mr. Hume says Northern Ireland is too complicated to reduce to a Yes/No proposition,” Ted Smyth said to me. Fall 1976. I’m an Associate Producer at Good Morning America and Ted’s the Press Secretary for the Irish Embassy. We didn’t realize how young we were – Ted wasn’t 30; I was 31 and John Hume hadn’t turned 40. “But,” I said, “this would be his chance to reach millions of … [Read more...] about To Live For Ireland: Mary Pat Kelly writes about her friendship with politician and peacemaker, John Hume.
John Hume, often known as the "architect of the peace process" who vowed to spill sweat not blood, has retired from political life. His announcement came weeks after his opponent, the Democratic Unionist leader Rev. Ian Paisley, said that he was retiring. At 67 years old, Hume has suffered ongoing health problems since 1999. Hume, a founding member of the SDLP (Social … [Read more...] about John Hume Retires
Kelly Candaele talks to Gerry Adams about recent developments in Northern Ireland. ℘℘℘ Gerry Adams is no stranger to violence. In 1984, he told reporters that he believed there was a ninety percent chance he would be assassinated. Two months later, he was shot by loyalist paramilitaries. While he denies ever having been a member of the IRA, most close observers of the … [Read more...] about Gerry Adams The Way Forward