Mallon’s powerful memoir calls for dialogue around a united Ireland

In a long career spent working for peace, this feels like a final testament from Seamus Mallon to the current generation of active politicians in the North

7th July, 2019
Seamus Mallon and the leader of the SDLP, John Hume, celebrate the passing of the Good Friday Agreement referendum in May 1998 Pic: Getty

Politics: A Shared Home Place, By Seamus Mallon with Andy Pollak, Lilliput Press, €20.70

Seamus Mallon spent his life as the number two man to John Hume, the revered leader of the SDLP. He had to battle with Hume even when he was Deputy First Minister in the Northern Assembly, because Hume still thought he had the right to appoint the SDLP ministers even though that power was legally Mallon’s.

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