Martin McGuinness’s past offered SF opportunity for renewal

McGuinness’s presidential bid helped to purge the poison of its history from the Sinn Féin of today

26th March, 2017
Martin McGuinness and Gerry Adams at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in1985 Picture: Getty

‘No terrorist in the Aras” was the caution from Phil Hogan, then a Fine Gael minister, when Martin McGuinness announced his controversial presidential bid in 2011. “Putting Mr McGuinness in charge of the state would make us look like a banana republic,” he said, adding that a Sinn Féin presidency would lead to a huge withdrawal of foreign direct investment within 24 months.

There was no shortage of such dire warnings...

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