Seamus Mallon

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Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald: ‘We can change Ireland. How exciting is that?’ File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Sinn Féin will have our view and we have our proposals,” says the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald. “But Irish unity is everyone’s business. It’s (...)

The funeral of John Hume at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Stephen Latimer/Getty Images

John Hume’s beautiful, dignified funeral demonstrated how empty churches have to be during this time of pandemic. St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry would(...)

A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

SDLP leader John Hume pictured in January 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The national and international standing of Nobel Laureate John Hume has been reflected in the flood of tributes paid to him for his work in achieving (...)

The Taoiseach said the Government had been focused on the economic implications of Covid-19 and the preparations of a stimulus package for the economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government has made a “very strong start” despite a series of political controversies in its first three weeks i(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster speaks to the media during a visit to Pond Park primary school in Lisburn, Co Antrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Birmingham City Council/PA Wire

While coronavirus may have knocked Brexit off the front pages, it hasn’t gone away, and Sinn Féin junior Minister Declan Kearney set the cat among the(...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

Betty Williams died in her sleep on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Peter Thursfield / THE IRISH TIMES

The death has occurred of Betty Williams, a Nobel Laureate and one of the founders of the Peace People. She died in her sleep on St Patrick’s Day aged(...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

 Order of Service for the funeral of Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, Monday January 27th, Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Seamus Mallon got a great send-off in the little chapel with the great name of St James of Jerusalem Church in the parish of Mullaghbrack in Co Armagh(...)

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