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#Martin McGuinness

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Sinn Féin votes for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities

Delegates spoke passionately both in favour of and against the motion.

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 6 March, 2015

Sinn Féin wants Mary Lou to be Taoiseach and people to not 'throw around' the Irish flag

Delegates at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis have also voted against inviting any royals to 1916 centenary events.

Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government? Analysis This post contains videos

Is Sinn Féin ready to lead the next government?

The party is more popular than ever and has its eye on becoming the senior coalition partner.

# martin-mcguinness - Monday 16 February, 2015

Martin McGuinness was live-tweeting the cricket last night. He thinks it's a great game altogether

The North’s Deputy First Minister surprised many with a radio appearance this morning to talk exclusively about the sport, and Ireland’s overnight win.

# martin-mcguinness - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Dissidents planned to take me out with a rocket launcher --- McGuinness

Police told him of a planned attack by the Continuity IRA, the North’s Deputy First Minister said.

# martin-mcguinness - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.

# martin-mcguinness - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 12 December, 2014

No deal: Enda and Cameron leave talks after 'amateurish ham-fisted episode'

No deal and no immediate prospect of a deal in the North on flags, parades and the past.

# martin-mcguinness - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: Mary Lou would elevate Sinn Féin to the political elite as party leader

It’s obvious to observers on the side-line that it makes sense for Adams to step aside and make way for a leader who can elevate the party into the political establishment, south of the border.

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic?

Martin McGuinness has called for a vote on Northern Ireland joining the Republic… but what would the repercussions be?

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s taking about a child abduction in Wexford, the discovery of Gerard Daly’s body and Michael Noonan’s good news.

From adversaries to friends: Martin McGuinness signs book of condolences for Ian Paisley

They were once bitter enemies, but the two went on to forge one of the most unlikely friendships in Northern Ireland.

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014 RIP

Ian Paisley: 1926 - 2014

The sight of the firebrand preacher bounding across the grass in Farmleigh to shake Bertie Ahern’s hand was a genuine ‘wow’ moment in Irish politics. But for decades, the DUP founder was known as ‘Dr No’.

"I have lost a friend": McGuinness pays tribute to the late Ian Paisley RIP

"I have lost a friend": McGuinness pays tribute to the late Ian Paisley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Paisley was “by any measure a major figure in the history of these islands”.

# martin-mcguinness - Monday 25 August, 2014

Inside a Donnybrook church we learned about Albert Reynolds - a man worth recalling and remembering

Mourners gathered at the Church of Sacred Heart to remember a husband, a father, a politician and a man who never feared peace.

# martin-mcguinness - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Adams: This British government has not been positively engaged in peace process

Party leaders in Northern Ireland have agreed to intensive talks next week but Sinn Féin said the Irish government needs to be positively engaged for it to work.

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 20 June, 2014

"Worrying rise" in racist attacks prompts action from Robinson & McGuinness

There have been a series of racially-motivated hate crimes in Northern Ireland recently….

# martin-mcguinness - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.

McGuinness on The Disappeared: 'One of the worse things to happen' during an already bitter conflict

McGuinness gave a wide-ranging interview today on current and past issues.

# martin-mcguinness - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me' Northern Ireland This post contains videos

Peter Robinson: I was misinterpreted when I said I'd trust Muslims 'to go down to the shops for me'

The North’s first minister has been criticised for his comments in defence of a controversial pastor’s sermon.

# martin-mcguinness - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The42 Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today Vote For Poc

Paul O'Connell swung by Stormont with the Six Nations trophy today

The Ireland captain was joined by Joe Schmidt and his teammates for the visit to Northern Ireland’s parliament buildings.

# martin-mcguinness - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force

Martin McGuinness said that elements in the PSNI were against the peace process.

# martin-mcguinness - Sunday 4 May, 2014

VIDEOS: Sinn Féin senior figures stand by their leader - and look ahead

Mary Lou McDonald also called on the Irish government to enhance its engagement in the ongoing peace process.

Martin McGuinness: 'Gerry Adams told me he wasn't involved and I absolutely believe him'

Gerry Adams remains in police custody with a decision from the PSNI due before 8pm.

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 3 May, 2014

"The dark side fear him": McGuinness on Adams' arrest

Martin McGuinness was speaking at the official launch of a mural of Gerry Adams on the Falls Road in Belfast.

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams

Adams might be the last roadblock to Sinn Féin managing to uncork its potential to conquer the left wing, working class and republican ground in Irish politics.

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 2 May, 2014

The PSNI have been granted an extra 48 hours to question Gerry Adams

Adams has reportedly been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000, which allows police to question suspects for up to seven days without charge provided a judge agrees.

# martin-mcguinness - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This British MP wants to let us join the Commonwealth

Michael Fabricant said the State visits in Ireland and England show that times have moved on and this could be the next step.

# martin-mcguinness - Monday 14 April, 2014

Spot a sad Enda and a happy McGuinness at Croke Park as Derry beat Mayo

Tough day at the office for An Taoiseach.

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 12 April, 2014

The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has changed utterly

The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends.

# martin-mcguinness - Friday 11 April, 2014

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

# martin-mcguinness - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor

It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though…

# martin-mcguinness - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland

As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.

# martin-mcguinness - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Bailey, John Joe Nevin, and MH370…

McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans

McGuinness has been questioned on his decision to attend a banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this week.

# martin-mcguinness - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about John Joe Nevin, Martin McGuinness, and the IFTAs…