Warm wishes as Ireland’s greatest John Hume turns 78

John Hume pictured in the early 1980s.
John Hume pictured in the early 1980s.

Birthday messages from far and wide have been sent to former SDLP leader John Hume.

Mr. Hume turns 78 today.

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey tweeted: “Wishing Ireland’s number 1 and peacemaker John Hume a very happy birthday today, may it bring happiness and contentment.”

Dermott Henderson added: “Wishing a very happy birthday to a personal hero of mine, John Hume. Always thankful to have grown up in the peaceful Ireland he helped forge.”

And the City Hotel tweeted: “Happy birthday today to #JohnHume we’re honoured to have some of his personal items included in our Hume Suite!”

And Foyle SDLP said: “Best wishes from all in Derry @SDLPlive to John Hume on his 78th birthday. Our city and our country owe John and Pat so much.”

It’s understood John Hume is spending the day with family.