John Hume in America: How Hume helped broker the IRA ceasefire

A new book by Maurice Fitzpatrick examines the influence former SDLP leader John Hume had in the corridors of power in Washington and how US authorities supported the push for peace. The following extract from John Hume in America, From Derry to DC focuses on how the an end to the IRA's armed campaign was brokered.

Gerry Adams, John.Hume and Albert Reynolds pictured together in 1994
Hume flew the kite further, that he would make his views known to the US Congress, to White House officials, and to the President himself later that week in Washington during the St Patrick’s Da[...]

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