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GeoffQRF Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

Sinn Feins Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.

Although an active and violent member of the IRA in his earlier days, he became a chief negotiator in the peace process.

Trajanus21 Mar 2017 7:15 a.m. PST

He was proof that people can change when the right opportunity comes along. Not everyone does but some can.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 9:58 a.m. PST

I noticed he died.

goragrad21 Mar 2017 11:15 a.m. PST


Who asked this joker21 Mar 2017 11:29 a.m. PST

It's not how you start your life but how you finish. Rest in peace.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

As someone who grew up during the height of the IRA bombings (and my sister went out with a lad blown up in the bandstand bombing – they spent ages picking the splinters of his trombone from his hands) I can understand that his passing may be viewed with mixed feelings by some, but nonetheless he did seem to dedicate his adult life to trying to achieve peace.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

"It's not how you start your life but how you finish"

It's really about everything you do in life. Specially what you do to the ones you hurt.


Buff Orpington Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

He had the sense to lead the PIRA to the table when he knew they had no alternative. They were so heavily infiltrated by British intelligence agencies that they could no longer function. That doesn't require courage or conversion to the cause of peace. He never admitted his part in the sectarian murders that he carried out let alone apologised for them. Better people die every day with no fanfare.

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