Let's build on what McGuinness tried to achieve over 40 years
This morning I wept with sadness as I heard that Martin McGuinness had died. I was reared in Co Down and heard from my parents and witnessed the intransigence and hostility of the British government and its bully boys, the unionists, who would not have a "Catholic about the place".
Mr McGuinness and other women and men stood up to defend us and by their sheer determination they got the British to talk. We know and see the consequences today of what he and many others did.
He was a beacon of light and had a way about him that softened your initial hostility to him, the qualities of leadership. He will be missed.