John Hume

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Daniel O’Neill’s Horseman, Pass By will feature at Adam’s Important Irish Art sale (Lot 23, €20,000-€30,000)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irish artist Daniel O’Neill (1920-1974) who was born in Belfast. To celebrate, two events were p(...)

‘Coronavirus restrictions are worth little if North and South continue on divergent paths.’ File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

It was dispiriting last week to hear one of the most impressive politicians in Ireland speak of her despair about the rottenness of Northern Ireland’s(...)

Foundation chair Prof Seán Farren, with Tim Attwood, secretary to the foundation, and board member Dawn Purvis,  at The John and Pat Hume Foundation launch at Niavac studio in Belfast. Photograph: Kevin Cooper/Photoline

A foundation to commemorate the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his wife was launched on Friday in a virtual ceremony. The Humes’ so(...)

John Hume and his wife, Pat, at home in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A foundation to promote the legacy of John Hume and his wife, Pat, is to be officially launched in a virtual ceremony on Friday. The John and Pat Hum(...)

Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives her state of the union speech in Brussels. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP via Getty

Wednesday was Ursula von der Leyen’s moment to set out her vision for the European Union and how it could emerge from the coronavirus pandemic fit for(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen delivers her first state of the union speech at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA

Europe must use green investments to relaunch its economy in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic to reshape it for the future, EU Commission presiden(...)

Stephanie Thompson: ‘I could not settle in school. I was battling anxiety. At times I felt like I was drowning.’ Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

The teenage years were a struggle. We moved from Dublin to Athy in Co Kildare when I was 13, and it was a real culture shock for me. I experienced bul(...)

If outbreaks are to be managed in schools the way they have been managed in nursing homes, direct provision centres and meat plants, there is little to inspire confidence. Photograph: George Frey/Bloomberg

Test, trace, isolate. These three things are vital to the containment of Covid-19. As schools begin to reopen from August 25th, there are grave worrie(...)

The sun going down at Portrush harbour. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

From Derry to Ballycastle, tourist towns are ‘buzzing’ but contact tracing is inconsistent and holidaymakers are confused by different rules north (...)

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