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Video: Relatives of victims of IRA violence say Martin McGuiness 'goes to his grave with many secrets'


Relatives of victims of IRA violence - who were at Parliament Buildings at Stormont on Tuesday to discuss ongoing legacy issues with the UUP - have given their thoughts on the death of Martin McGuinness.

Kenny Donaldson, spokesman for Innocent Victims United, said: "Right across Northern Ireland today there will be people saying different things about Martin McGuinness's life.

"But for the victims and survivors he goes to his grave with many of the secrets and information which would have brought the a level of closure and peace, and unfortunately that opportunity wasn't taken up by Martin McGuinness."

One of those attending the meeting was John Eaglesham, whose father - a postman and part-time member of the former Ulster Defence Regiment - was shot dead outside a school in Co Tyrone in February, 1978.

"I really don't have any feelings towards Martin McGuinness one way or the other - but if he had been the good man that everybody says he was he would have eased people's pain simply by giving them the information that he had," he said.

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