Martin McGuinness: War then peace

Martin McGuinness did not repent. He did not see the light. He ended the conflict for the same reason he joined it in the first place: as the best way to a united Ireland

26th March, 2017
Martin McGuinness: War then peace

Another chapter in the extraordinary history of the city of Derry concluded last week, as Martin Pacelli McGuinness was laid to rest away on the hillside, up in the republican plot. Those thousands of British security forces who had spent years trying to achieve this ending for him, must have watched their televisions in some fascination.

After all, on Thursday afternoon McGuinness was buried in what looked rather a lot like a state funeral. Mourned...

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