On this day in 1999, Social Democratic and Labour Party founder and head John Hume revealed that he would donate all£280,000 of Nobel Peace Prize money to the victims of violence in Northern Ireland. As a young ex-seminarian, Hume was inspired by the example of Martin Luther King, Jr., and led a nonviolent civil rightsRead more..
Archive for March, 1999
The funeral of Northern Irish human rights lawyer, Rosemary Nelson, was held at St. Peter’s Church in Lurgan on this day in 1999. Having obtained her degree in law from Queen’s University, Belfast, Nelson represented some high profile and controversial clients, including South Armagh Sniper, Michael Caraher, and the Garvaghy Road Residents’ Coalition. She claimedRead more..