John Hume is named “Ireland’s Greatest”

Former Foyle MP and SDLP Leader John Hume has been voted 'Ireland's Greatest' in an RTÉ phone and text poll.

The Nobel laureate was the public's choice ahead of Michael Collins, Mary Robinson, James Connolly and Bono.

The results of the poll were revealed on The Late Late Show last night.

The current leader of the SDLP Margaret Ritchie said the result presents a challenge to all to continue his work and bring change for the better for every person on this island.

The current Foyle MP Mark Durkan says when it comes to the peace process, John Hume drew the map, wrote the plan and led the way.....