- Apr 9, 2021
Ireland’s religious leaders are calling on Brexit negotiators to not threaten the peace on the island brought by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Mourners remembered activist John Hume on Wednesday, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the agreement that ended violence in his native Northern Ireland.
Hume, who died Aug. 3 at the age of 83, was principal architect of Northern Ireland’s 1998 Good Friday peace agreement.
Politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his native Northern Ireland, has died, his family said. He was 83.
Seamus Mallon, one of the key architects of the Irish peace process who fought to end decades of discrimination against Catholics in Northern Ireland, was, above all, a man of faith, said Archbishop Eamon Martin, primate of all Ireland.
Authorities in Northern Ireland say “dissident republicans” are behind an attempt to kill police officers overnight in Craigavon.
Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland’s collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
Following Thursday’s deadly shooting of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, the local bishop said that while he doesn’t foresee violence in the area returning to past levels, young people in the area deserve better than conflict and bloodshed.