Martin McGuinness is a convicted terrorist yet he could be elected Ireland’s new president – Telegraph

Martin McGuinness is a convicted terrorist yet he could be elected Ireland’s new president – Telegraph.

Martin McGuinness is a convicted terrorist yet he could be elected Ireland’s new president

The Republic of Ireland elects its president this week, but the choice of candidates is alarmingly poor.

By Ruth Dudley Edwards

8:12PM BST 24 Oct 2011

In September, Gay Byrne, Ireland’s most famous broadcaster, was asked what it was like to interview Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. “You get nowhere with them,” he said, “because they lie. They lie all the time.”

Byrne’s broadside was prompted by the news that McGuinness was taking a leave of absence from his job as Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister to try to become the head of state of the Republic of Ireland – a country where, as a non-resident, he does not even have the vote. And since announcing his candidacy, McGuinness has lied frequently and brazenly. […]
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