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Great debt owed to John Hume

It was sad to hear about the difficulties now faced by John Hume and his wife Pat arising from his dementia.

Those of us who have lived throughout the period of the Troubles are conscious of the great debt owed to John - and to others like him - for ensuring that, even in the darkest days, the centre never entirely fell apart.

To borrow the words famously used by Eamon de Valera about Michael Collins, it is my belief that "in the fullness of time, history will record the greatness" of John Hume.


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