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.