Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:30 pm EST, 7:00 pm GMT This Saint Patrick’s Day we mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Friends of Ireland in Washington DC. We also mark the first Saint Patrick’s Day since the death of the great John Hume, Nobel Laureate, politician, architect of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. PleaseRead more..
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To Live For Ireland
Mary Pat Kelly writes about her friendship with politician and peacemaker, John Hume.
“Mr. Hume says Northern Ireland is too complicated to reduce to a Yes/No proposition,” Ted Smyth said to me. Fall 1976. I’m an Associate Producer at Good Morning America and Ted’s the Press Secretary for the Irish Embassy. We didn’t realize how young we were – Ted wasn’t 30; I was 31 and John HumeRead more..
John Hume, often known as the “architect of the peace process” who vowed to spill sweat not blood, has retired from political life. His announcement came weeks after his opponent, the Democratic Unionist leader Rev. Ian Paisley, said that he was retiring. At 67 years old, Hume has suffered ongoing health problems since 1999. Hume,Read more..
Kelly Candaele talks to Gerry Adams about recent developments in Northern Ireland. ℘℘℘ Gerry Adams is no stranger to violence. In 1984, he told reporters that he believed there was a ninety percent chance he would be assassinated. Two months later, he was shot by loyalist paramilitaries. While he denies ever having been a memberRead more..