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Sinn Féin MLA, John O'Dowd, sends condolences to family of Martin McGuinness

Published: 21 March, 2017


Sinn Féin MLA, John O'Dowd, sends condolences to family of Martin McGuinness

Speaking following the news of his passing, after a short illness, John O'Dowd MLA said:

"It is with deep regret and sadness that we have learnt of the death of our friend and comrade Martin McGuinness. My thoughts, at this time, are with Martin's family. Throughout his life Martin showed great determination and humility and it was no different during his short illness. He was both a friend and a mentor and will be sorely missed.

He continued:

"No-one has done more for the peace process here in the North than Martin. Martin worked tirelessly for the re-unification of his country. He was a giant of a man, a passionate republican and a peace builder. He worked tirelessly to secure peace and to advance reconciliation across this island. History will be kind to him.

"On behalf of Republicans here in Upper Bann I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the McGuinness family.