Tuesday 24 April 2018

McGuinness and the ghosts of Ireland past

If the Sinn Fein candidate wants to be taken seriously, he must come clean on his part in the IRA's campaign, writes Daniel McConnell

THE planting of a massive incendiary device, in the form of Martin McGuinness, into the middle of the presidential race by Sinn Fein has the potential to wreak utter havoc and destroy the status quo around him.

His nomination is all but guaranteed, with Sinn Fein Oireachtas members accounting for 17 of the 20 required to make him an official candidate.

However, his run to the Park is far from guaranteed and the obstacles facing McGuinness, now aged 61, are considerable. He has many serious questions to answer about his IRA past.

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