Hegarty; John Hume; Dr Don
Keegan, LordLieutenant; Professor Gerry McKenna, Vice-Chancellor;
Professor Jim Allen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; members of the City Council;
distinguished speakers; distinguished guests.
It is a great honour to be here in Derry today. Derry is for all of
us a beacon of hope and an example of the triumph of humanity and
cooperation over division and despair. It is, I feel, the ideal location to
address the challenges facing Ireland, Europe and the world.
I am particularly happy to be in the company of John Hume. He is,
in so many ways, a living