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Martin McGuinness: ‘History will judge him kinder than Gerry Adams. He earned that right’

It’s been five years since the IRA man turned peacemaker died. We take a look at his legacy and how his death impacted NI politics

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Pragmatist: Martin McGuinness (right) with Gerry Adams in 1987. Credit: PA

Pragmatist: Martin McGuinness (right) with Gerry Adams in 1987. Credit: PA

Martin McGuinness shakes hands with the Queen

Martin McGuinness shakes hands with the Queen

Martin McGuinness shakes hands with the Queen. Credit: Colm O'Reilly

Martin McGuinness shakes hands with the Queen. Credit: Colm O'Reilly

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Pragmatist: Martin McGuinness (right) with Gerry Adams in 1987. Credit: PA

The last political act an ailing Martin McGuinness carried out was to announce his resignation as deputy First Minister, pulling the plug on Stormont in the wake of the RHI scandal.

That was on January 9, 2017. Then followed an announcement that he would not be standing for re-election that May. More than two months later, McGuinness would die in Altnagelvin Area Hospital at the age of 66, reportedly from the rare hereditary condition, amyloidosis on March 21.


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