Martin McGuinness

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Martin McGuinness
Martin McGuinness MLA.jpg
First Minister depute o Norlin Airlan
In office
8 Mey 2007 – 9 Januar 2017*
Servin with Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson, Arlene Foster
Precedit biMark Durkan
Succeedit biMichelle O'Neill
Minister o Eddication
In office
2 December 1999 – 14 October 2002
First MeenisterDavid Trimble
Reg Empey (Acting)
First Minister deputeSeamus Mallon
Mark Durkan
Precedit biOffice establishit
Succeedit biCaitríona Ruane
Parliamentary Representation
Member o the Legislative Semmlie
far Foyle
In office
6 Mey 2016 – 26 Januar 2017
Precedit biMaeve McLaughlin
Succeedit biElisha McCallion
Member o the Legislative Semmlie
far Mid Ulstèr
In office
25 Juin 1998 – 6 Mey 2016
Precedit biConstituency established
Succeedit biLinda Dillon
Member o Pairlament
far Mid Ulstèr
In office
1 Mey 1997 – 2 Januar 2013
Precedit biWilliam McCrea
Succeedit biFrancie Molloy
Majority15,363 (37.6%)
Personal details
BornJames Martin Pacelli McGuinness
23 Mey 1950(1950-05-23)
Derry, Norlin Airlan
Dee'd21 Mairch 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 66)
Derry, Norlin Airlan
NaitionalityErse
Spoose(s)Bernadette Canning (m. 1974)
Bairns4
*John O'Dowd servit as actin dFM frae 20 September 2011 tae 31 October 2011 while McGuinness campaignit in the 2011 Erse presidential election.

James Martin Pacelli McGuinness (Erse: Séamus Máirtín Pacelli Mag Aonghusa;[1] 23 May 1950 – 21 March 2017) wus an Earse republican, Sinn Féin politician wha wis the First Minister depute o Norlin Airlan frae Mey 2007 tae Januar 2017. 

An umwhile Provisional IRA leader, McGuinness wus MP fur Mid Ulster frae 1997 till his resignatioun in 2013.[2][3] Like aw Sinn Féin MPs, McGuinness abstainit frae participation in the Wastmeenster Pairlament.  Follaein the St Andra's Greeance an the Semmlie election in 2007, he becam First Minister depute o Norlin Airlan oan 8 Mey 2007, wi Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley becomin First Minister. Oan 5 Juin 2008 he wus re-appointit as First Minister depute tae serve alangside Peter Robinson, wha succeedit Paisley as First Minister.[4] McGuinness umwhile servit as Minister o Eddication in the Norlin Airlan Executive atween 1999 an 2002. He wis Sinn Féin's candidate fur Preses o Ireland in the 2011 election.[5][6][7]

Warking alangside US Special Envoy George Mitchell, McGuinness wus yin o the main architects o the Guid Fryday Greeance an aw, whit formally cementit the Norlin Airlan peace process.[8]

On 9 Januar 2017, McGuinness resigned as First Minister depute in a protest ower tha Renewable Heat Incentive scandal.[9] He announcit oan 19 Januar thit he widnae be standin fur re-election tae the Norlin Airlan Assemlie in the 2 Mairch 2017 election due tae ill health. He reportedly sufferit frae amyloidosis, a condition thit attacks the vital organs, an retirit shortly afore his death oan 21 Mairch 2017, agit 66.[10][11]

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  1. "Ag cur Gaeilge ar ais i mbéal an phobail – Fórógra Shinn Féin do na Toghcháin Westminster" (Press release) (in Irish). Sinn Féin press release. 22 Apryle 2005. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.
  2. "Profile: Martin McGuinness". News.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 4 Mey 2017.
  3. "Martin McGuinness resigns as MP for Mid-Ulster". RTÉ.ie. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 4 Mey 2017.
  4. "Robinson is new NI first minister", BBC News, 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2008
  5. "Martin McGuinness set to be SF Áras candidate". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  6. GrabOne daily deals (18 September 2011). "McGuinness: My pay will be €35k, I'll be people's president". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  7. Simpson, Mark (17 September 2011). "Martin McGuinness: Paramilitary to politician to president?". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  8. "Former US President Bill Clinton pays tribute to 'courageous' Martin McGuinness". The Irish Post. Archived frae the original on 30 Mairch 2017. Retrieved 4 Mey 2017.
  9. "Martin McGuinness resigns as NI deputy first minister". BBC News. 9 Januar 2017. Retrieved 9 Januar 2017.
  10. Henry McDonald. "Martin McGuinness quits politics to recover from serious illness | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2017.
  11. "Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness dies aged 66". BBC.

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