Friday 23 June 2017

Murphy isn't fit to be deputy first minister

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy, who has been considered as a possible replacement for Martin McGuinness, talks on his phone as he walks past a painting of the late DUP leader Ian Paisley at Stormont. Photo: Charles McQuillan, Getty Images
Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy, who has been considered as a possible replacement for Martin McGuinness, talks on his phone as he walks past a painting of the late DUP leader Ian Paisley at Stormont. Photo: Charles McQuillan, Getty Images
Editorial

Editorial

As predicted a week ago, Martin McGuinness is retiring from politics for health reasons.

The Northern Ireland deputy first minister will not be contesting the Assembly elections in March.

Once a leading member of the IRA, history will cast its judgment on his participation in the Republican movement - the bad and the good.

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