Martin McGuinness’ place in Irish history is assured

Inside Politics: Ireland has lost one of its political giants after his untimely death

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness addressing nationalists after the march in Londonderry outside the Guild Hall.  File photograph: Brian Little/PA Wire

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness addressing nationalists after the march in Londonderry outside the Guild Hall. File photograph: Brian Little/PA Wire

The shock of Martin McGuinness’ early death is still raw. Announced just after dawn this morning, Ireland has lost one of its political giants, whose place in recent Irish history is assured.

Since those very stark images of a clearly sick and feeble McGuinness were broadcast in January, people were fully aware that he was battling against a serious condition.

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