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Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Powerful and original.





Laura Britmore, amirite?


This afternoon.

Iveagh House, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

A defiant tricolour flies at half mast (actually 2/3) on the Department of Foreign Affairs for the late John Hume who died yesterday.

John Hume online Book Of Condolence

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

Earlier: Back Home In Derry


This morning.

Government Buildings, Dublin 2.


John  Hume

This evening.

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry at 5pm with a funeral mass on Wednesday at 11.30am. Attendance at both will be in line with current Covid-19 restrictions with strictly limited numbers.

The Hume family said:

“We realise this will mean that many will be unable to join us and we will arrange a memorial service and a celebration of his life in due course. Above all, we know that John would have prioritised public health, and the safety and health of our communities.”

John Hume funeral Mass to take place in Derry on Wednesday morning (Irish Times)




The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has opened an online book of condolence in memory of the late John Hume.

Dubliners are being invited to sign the book and express their sympathies for this Irishman who wanted us not to be trapped in the past but to have a future of peace.

The book of condolence is available to sign until Monday August 10 [at link below]

The National Flag on top of the Mansion House will be flown at half-mast from today until Wednesday.

Online Book Of Condolence

Enda Kenny?”

Chris Adams?”

The identity of ‘Ireland’s greatest Irishman’ leaves the panel on US quiz show Jeopardy!  – including the game’s best-ever contestant – stumped.

‘Jeopardy!’ GOAT winner Ken Jennings is the ‘greatest of all time’ (New York Post)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

Narrated by Liam Neeson with an original musical score by Bill Whelan.

This 90-minute documentary by Maurice Fitzpatrick tells of how John Hume cultivated the support of a succession of US presidents to help forge peace in Northern Ireland and why Bill Clinton (top right) called him the ‘Martin Luther King of Northern Ireland politics”.

This November 17, In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America will be released in select IMC Cinemas nationwide (Dublin Savoy, IMC Tallaght, IMC Santry, IMC Dun Laoghaire, IMC Athlone, IMC Carlow, IMC Dundalk, IMC Galway, IMC Ballymena, IMC Enniskillen and IMC Omagh).

Tickets here

Thanks Christina and Joanne

(As chosen by Miriam O’Callaghan and voted by the Late Late Show viewers)

“I want to see Ireland – North and South – the wounds of violence healed, play its rightful role in a Europe that will, for all Irish people, be a shared bond of patriotism and new endeavour.

“I want to see Ireland as an example to men and women everywhere of what can be achieved by living for ideals, rather than fighting for them, and by viewing each and every person as worthy of respect and honour.”

John Hume, Nobel speech.

Watch: Ireland’s Greatest: John Hume (RTE.ie)