Another dead terrorist meets his maker

Martin McGuinness, an IRA terrorist and latterly a politician, has croaked.

Hundreds of people accompanied the coffin, draped in the Irish flag, as it was carried through the Bogside area.

The ex-IRA leader turned politician died in Altnagelvin Hospital overnight aged 66. It is understood he had been suffering from a rare heart condition.  

His death prompted the NI Assembly to be recalled on Wednesday. The funeral will be in Londonderry on Thursday.

Politicians and others have been giving their reaction to Mr McGuinness’ death, as have those who lost loved ones or were injured in the IRA campaign.

Colin Parry, whose 12-year-old son, Tim, died in an IRA bomb in Warrington in 1993, said that although he did not forgive the IRA or Martin McGuinness, he found him a man who was “sincere in his desire for peace”.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said: “Throughout his life Martin showed great determination, dignity and humility and it was no different during his short illness.

Prime Minister Theresa May said although she could never “condone the path he took in the earlier part of his life, Martin McGuinness ultimately played a defining role in leading the republican movement away from violence”.

“In doing so, he made an essential and historic contribution to the extraordinary journey of Northern Ireland from conflict to peace,” she added.

Politicians make me sick.

Martin McGuiness was responsible for literally hundreds of deaths.

It is hard to feel any sorrow for this ratbag, but he did make the Good Friday Agreement work.

 

 

-RadioNZ

 


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