Can Martin McGuinness’s legacy deliver an agreement in the North?

As the North’s politicians attempt to restore power-sharing this weekend, Martin McGuinness’s negotiating skills will be sorely missed

26th March, 2017
Martin McGuinness is laid to rest at Derry City cemetery last Thursday Picture Getty

Last Monday morning, Gerry Adams got a text from Martin McGuinness’s wife Bernie. The former deputy first minister had taken a bad turn, and the news from his doctors was not good. Until that moment, Adams had been telling colleagues he was hopeful for his friend and comrade of 45 years.

But now he knew that McGuinness was nearing the end, and he travelled north to Derry.

By Tuesday evening, the Sinn Féin president...

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