3rd August 2020

In_pictures John Hume: Life in pictures

In_pictures John Hume: Life in pictures

In_pictures

  • in_pictures Austin Currie, Gerry Fitt, John Hume and Paddy DevlinPA

    John Hume (middle right) pictured in 1973 with three other founding members of the SDLP: Austin Currie, Gerry Fitt and Paddy Devlin

  • in_pictures John Hume with his wife Pat after his election to the European Parliament in 1979Pacemaker

    John Hume with his wife Pat after his election to the European Parliament in 1979

  • in_pictures John Hume pictured in 1985Pacemaker

    As leader of the SDLP, John Hume helped create the climate that brought an end to violence in Northern Ireland.

  • in_pictures John Hume, Ian Paisley, Martin Smyth and John Alderdice announce preliminary talks in 1991Pacemaker

    SDLP leader John Hume, DUP leader Ian Paisley, UUP MP Martin Smyth and Alliance Party leader John Alderdice announce preliminary talks in 1991

  • in_pictures Gerry Adams and John Hume in studio before a BBC Radio 4 interview in 1992Pacemaker

    Despite enormous criticism, John Hume always defended his decision to talk to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams in order to build the peace process.

  • in_pictures John Hume and Ian Paisley on Rathlin Island in 1992 when wind turbines were first installed to generate electricity for the islandPacemaker

    John Hume and Ian Paisley on Rathlin Island in 1992 when wind turbines were first installed to generate electricity for the island

  • in_pictures Senator Edward Kennedy with John Hume during a visit to the Bogside in Londonderry in 1998Pacemaker

    John Hume cultivated relationships with the White house and US Congress. Here he is with US Senator Edward Kennedy during a visit to Londonderry in 1998

  • in_pictures David Trimble, Tony Blair and John HumePacemaker

    John Hume pictured with David Trimble and Tony Blair in the lead up to the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement

  • in_pictures John Hume during the announcement of the results of the 1999 European election, in which he came a close second in the poll to Ian PaisleyPacemaker

    John Hume held his seat in the European Parliament for 25 years. Here he is during the announcement of the results of the 1999 European election, in which he came a close second in the poll to Ian Paisley

  • in_pictures John Hume after announcing he was quitting as leader of the SDLP in 2001Pacemaker

    John Hume stood down as leader of the SDLP in 2001, and retired from politics in 2004

  • in_pictures John Hume gives a thumbs up during the Northern Ireland Belfast Agreement referendum, 21st May 1998Getty Images

    John Hume never lost the conviction that negotiations would in the end provide the solution. In 1998 he saw the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

  • in_pictures Peter Robinson, Martin McGuinness, Bill Clinton and John Hume pictured in Londonderry in 2010 after the former US president visited Magee CollegePacemaker

    Former US President Bill Clinton returned to Derry in 2010, 15 years after his first visit.

  • in_pictures John Hume with Gerry Adams during a march in Derry before the release of the findings of the Saville Inquiry into Bloody SundayPacemaker

    John Hume with Gerry Adams during a march in Derry before the release of the findings of the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday

  • in_pictures John Hume pictured at home in 2000Pacemaker

    John Hume, pictured at home in 2000, consistently opposed violence on all sides throughout the Troubles

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