Martin McGuinness dies in hospital; Gerry Adams pays tribute to ‘passionate republican’
Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness has died in hospital.
The former Deputy First Minister in the North had stepped back from politics earlier this year after being diagnosed with a rare heart disease in December.
It is reported that the 66-year-old died in hospital in Derry in the early hours of the morning.
Mr McGuinness stood down in January in protest at the DUP’s handling of the ‘cash for ash’ energy scandal, triggering a snap election.
Ten days later, showing signs of physical frailty, he announced his retirement from frontline politics.
Speaking this morning Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said: “Throughout his life Martin showed great determination, dignity and humility and it was no different during his short illness.
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