Nomination of Dr. Edward Horgan for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize


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12 Jan 2022 – Ms. Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, has today nominated Dr. Edward Horgan for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In her nomination letter to Nobel Committee in Oslo Maguire wrote:

‘My reason for nominating Edward Horgan, for the Nobel Peace Prize is because of his courageous, inspiring work for peace and disarmament and the upholding of international law and rights.  His commitment to defending human rights, especially the most basic human right, the right not to be killed in war and instead to reject violence, in order to find peaceful solutions to our conflicts.”

Edward Horgan said on 20 Mar 2003 that the Irish government ended Irish neutrality by participating in the war against Iraq and by allowing into the country USA troops on their way to fight NATO/USA wars in Middle East. It has been complicit in the death of thousands of children in the Middle East.

The monthly protests at Shannon Airport organized by Dr. Horgan and friends recall the names of Iraqi children killed by sanctions and/or weapons wars, call to stop using Shannon for USA/military purposes, and the replacement of violence and enmity by dialogue and disarmament.

In his Nobel Will, Alfred Nobel requested that his award for Peace should be given to Champions of Peace, i.e., those who would work for disarmament, peace and fraternity amongst nations.  Dr. Horgan, most certainly a man of Peace who has spent his life working for the safety of peoples, particularly children, is a worthy candidate and a much needed voice rejecting violence and war, not only in Ireland but in the world.


Peace People began in 1976 as a protest movement against the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland. Its three founders were Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown. Over 100,000 people were involved in the initial movement and two of the founders, Mairead and Betty, received the Nobel Peace Prize for that year. Since its inception, the organization has been committed to building a just, peaceful society through nonviolent means – a society based on respect for each individual, and that has at its core the highest standards of human and civil rights.

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, co-founder of Peace People, is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. She won the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for peace in Northern Ireland. Her book, The Vision of Peace, (edited by John Dear with a foreword by Desmond Tutu and a preface by the Dalai Lama) is available from She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland. See:

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