John Hume

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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. (...)

Ireland’s Curtis Campher (left) celebrates with team-mate Harry Tector after taking the wicket of England’s Moeen Ali during the third One-Day International match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Indefatigable Derryman Eamonn McCann was on radio this week discussing the life and times of the late John Hume, who he knew over the years stretching(...)

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(...)

Patricia Hume (centre in grey jacket) walks behind her husband’s casket as it is carried from St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry, following his funeral service on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scent of incense hangs in the air. The first few notes can be heard; Phil Coulter is on the piano, playing The Town I Loved So Well – one of John (...)

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(...)

Bill Clinton with a candle lit in honour of John Hume.

Under normal circumstances, thousands would have been expected to attend the funeral of John Hume in Derry on Wednesday, both local people and dignita(...)

Pat Hume  arrives with family members at St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/ Getty

It is not only John Hume who has secured his place in the history of this island, Fr Paul Farren told mourners at his funeral on Wednesday, but also h(...)

John Hume: 'He made us laugh, he made us dream, he made us think' 6:24

The funeral of Nobel Laureate and former SDLP leader John Hume has taken place in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry. His son John Hume jr paid tribute to h(...)

 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(...)

John Hume: “Politics is not only about principles but the ability to put principles into practice. The second is as important as the first.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

While some of our politicians were using Dáil time, mid-pandemic, to indulge in tantrums and theatrics whilst affecting bafflement (we hope it was aff(...)

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