John Hume

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The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said it would be “a very significant development” if the Sinn Féin leadership issued an unreserved apology for I(...)

Former IRA member Dolours Price, who was convicted of the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment. Photograph: PA

“I think the relationship that a journalist has with his sources is a unique one,” Ed Moloney says. “It falls outside the category of friendship. It i(...)

Then taoiseach Albert Reynolds shakes hands with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and SDLP’s John Hume outside Government Buildings on September 6th, 1994. Hume and Adams began a dialogue in 1993. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

This week the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Proni) is releasing files mainly relating to 1993 as a result of a decision by legislative ord(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

‘He was the Irish conflict’s equivalent to Martin Luther King,’ says Bill Clinton

There is only one moment in Maurice Fitzpatrick’s involving documentary on John Hume’s tireless efforts for peace in Northern Ireland when the Social (...)

Beyond therapy: Steven Mangan in Hang Ups

For the People Monday, Sky Witness, 10pm Grey’s Anatomy with torts: For the People Sky Living has been renamed Sky Witness, and the c(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and British prime minister Theresa May. “There is no functioning government in Northern Ireland simply because of the failure to implement the Belfast Agreement and subsequent agreements in its wake.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

This is shaping up as one of the most dangerous times for the Belfast Agreement since it initially bedded down. It would be all too easy to tear it ap(...)

Preparations under way for the Donegall Road bonfire in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison

There is a very old joke about King James fleeing the Battle of the Boyne and meeting an old Irishman along the way to whom he shared his woes. “Don’t(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with Prof Deirdre Heenan  and shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Tony Lloyd during a visit to Lifford Bridge on the Irish Border. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA

Jeremy Corbyn came to Derry yesterday before later crossing briefly over the bridge linking Strabane in County Tyrone with Lifford in County Donegal, (...)

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