Gerry Adams: We can't replace McGuinness, because he is irreplaceable

Martin is a very decent man. His successor will have to make their own mark

22nd January, 2017

The first time I met Martin McGuinness was in June 1972 after I had just been released from the Long Kesh internment camp to be part of peace talks at that time.

The day I was released I was brought to Derry, where the barricades were up, to meet him and I’ve known him since then - a long time. We’ve been involved, with lots of other people, in all of the big developments within republicanism...

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