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Percival, Robin

Obituary: John Hume: 18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020

Politician who played leadership role in Northern Ireland's civil rights movement and went on to help create, sustain and promote the Irish peace process

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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John Hume 18 January 1937 – 3 August 2020

He was critical to the success of the peace process in the North of Ireland, but John Hume was not a nonviolent leader in the mould of Martin Luther King Jr.

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October marked the 50th anniversary of a police riot, an unprovoked and brutal assault on a civil rights march in Northern Ireland

Robin Percial reflects on the strengths of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement

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Is there an opportunity to move towards a united Ireland?

Robin Percival finds Northern Ireland's non-Unionist parties united by a new civil rights agenda

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Brexit, peace and Northern Ireland

Back to a hard border?

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The Raytheon Nine on trial

The trial of the group known as the Raytheon Nine began in Belfast on 20 May . (Actually, only six of the defendants are in the dock.