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3rd August 2020 | Press Releases

Green Party Leader pays tribute to John Hume

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Green Party Leader and Minister for Environment, Climate Action, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan, has paid tribute to John Hume who passed away today.

“It was with great sadness I heard of the passing of John Hume today. He played a pivotal role in building peace on this island and in that shaped a positive future for all of us.
“As a powerful advocate for human rights and democratic politics, he will be remembered as on of the key architects of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
“He was a man who saw beyond division and the cycle of violence that had consumed Northern Ireland. He worked relentlessly, at great personal risk, to bring peace and stability to this island and every one of us owe him a debt of gratitude for his life’s work.”