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. 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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