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Pat and John Hume at the launch of Bertie Ahern’s autobiography in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pat Hume can move mountains. She had to scale so many obstacles working alongside her husband John during times of great personal and political risk. (...)

John Hume entered politics in the 1960s with the intention of building a nationalist parliamentary opposition, reforming Stormont from the inside along Westminster lines – something unionists today would welcome unreservedly. Videograb: PA

It is fitting that the North-South Ministerial Council reconvened in Dublin Castle last Friday for its first full meeting since November 2016. Of all(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

 Pat Hume as the funeral takes place of her husband John Hume. Photo graph: Stephen Latimer/POOL/Getty Images

John Hume was “a man who gave his life for his country” and who saved the lives of others, a priest has told mourners at his funeral. “Make no mistak(...)

U2 lead singer Bono holds up the arms of Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble (left) and SDLP leader John Hume on stage during a concert  at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

David Trimble says while he and John Hume campaigned to ensure the Belfast Agreement struck on Good Friday 1998 would be carried in the referendum hel(...)

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. Photograph:Alan Betson

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry on Tuesday evening at 5pm. His funeral Mass, at 11.30am on Wednesday morning, will(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald arrives at Dublin’s Convention Centre for a Dáil session. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The SDLP is to set up a New Ireland Commission to “build consensus on our future constitutional arrangements”. Announcing the initiative, party leade(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Seamus Mallon was a “peacemaker, a bridge builder, a leader, a statesman, and a faithful worker for the Kingdom of God”, the Archbishop of Armagh and (...)

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