Kathy Sheridan: Hume and Lewis cut from the same cloth

There is a trove of lessons there for the new crop of politicians who want to learn

Though restricted through Covid-19 the people of Derry pay tribute to John Hume through candles and condolences. Video: Enda O'Dowd

While some of our politicians were using Dáil time, mid-pandemic, to indulge in tantrums and theatrics whilst affecting bafflement (we hope it was affected) over the public health implications of pubs with and without food, another long-serving politician was breathing his last.

He was John Lewis, US congressman and civil rights icon, who died in mid July. At 80, he was three years younger than John Hume.

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