Tuesday July 7, 2020

Ian Paisley jr: The smiles weren't for show – McGuinness had a remarkable relationship with my father

They had difficulty agreeing on important matters, but problems were met in a spirit of finding solutions

22nd January, 2017
Martin McGuinness in the Bogside, Derry in 1983 Pic: Derek Speirs

The measure of any person is not how they start a journey, but how they finish. Martin McGuinness has finished very differently from where he started out. The dishevelled teenager prowling the streets of his city is far removed from the man who has been feted by presidents, the Queen and dignitaries the world over.

The first time I came face to face with him was when my party executive tasked three of its officers...

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