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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams & Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

The Dublin media are calling it wrong again on Martin McGuinness

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Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams & Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness

• Martin McGuinness is presented as Sinn Féin’s candidacy for the presidency of Ireland. Dublin media commentators are furious, insisting he is ‘unfit’ for office because there is no proof that he, the IRA, or anybody outside their own closed circle has moved on from the violent past!  

*Daragh MacDonald is a writer and editor since 1970s in Ireland and in Ontario, Canada (1987-1997). He is the author of three books – The Sons of Levi (fiction, 1998); The Chosen Fews: Exploding Myths in South Armagh (non-fiction, 2000); and Blood & Thunder: Inside an Ulster Protestant Band (non-fiction) as well as a newspaper editor.

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