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Plan to name Dublin street after Hume 'not enough'

By Ryan Nugent

A motion to rename a Dublin street in honour of John Hume is to go before the full city council - although a number of councillors have expressed their concerns at the proposal.

The motion, put forward by independent councillor Mannix Flynn, has already seen a backlash from a number of councillors, who felt there should be a better way to honour Mr Hume.

The former SDLP leader and Nobel peace laureate played a vital role in the peace process.

Mr Flynn had hoped to rename Hume Street on Dublin's southside 'John Hume Street'. It is currently named after the surgeon Sir Gustavus Hume.

Mr Flynn said he had received the blessing of Mr Hume's wife Pat. "He is deeply honoured and we all appreciate your thoughtfulness," Mrs Hume wrote.

But Green councillor Claire Byrne said "he deserves something bigger than just a simple street name change".

And Labour's Dermot Lacey called for something more "substantial and meaningful".

Mr Lacey said he hoped this will kick-start a move for something different.

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