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Your Martin McGuinness And His Dog Buttons Selfie Of The Day

Yes, Martin McGuinness has a dog called ‘Buttons’.

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BARACK OBAMA FAMOUSLY landed himself in hot water for joining in with the Danish Prime Minister on a ‘selfie’ earlier this year. Eamon Gilmore even tried his hand at the ‘craze’ that’s been sweeping the planet (it’s the word of the year, you know) in a slightly more dignified pic at the Mandela memorial service.

And now, it appears, Martin McGuinness is the latest political leader to try his hand at self-photography. The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister snapped the above photo in his native Derry on Christmas Day, before posting it on Twitter with the message:

Derry Walls y’day. Photographer? Me.

And yes, the poodle really is called ‘Buttons’.

Proof:

imageAt least, we’re pretty sure it’s a poodle. Anyone out there work for Crufts?

Update: The readers have spoken — and we’re now pretty certain it’s a Bichon Frisé.

Read: Gerry Adams: I don’t mind if people think my tweeting is weird

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