Sinn Fein's Chief Negotiator, Martin McGuinness (C) tries to calm people as the Police remove protesters 12 July 2005 in Dunloy, Northern Ireland. Dunloy residents are protesting the Northern Irelands Parades Commissions decision to let the Protestant Orangemen march though Cathloic areas.The 12th July celebrates the 1690 battle of the Boyne between King William of Orange and Catholic King James. AFP PHOTO/Peter MUHLY
Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness watched by First Minister Peter Robinson (C) at the Lyric Theatre on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. During the Queen's two day visit to Northern Ireland she held a hugely significant meeting with former IRA commander and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness at the Lyric Theatre today. The Queen will also visit the newly opened Titanic Museum and the town of Enniskillen.
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Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness talks on the telephone after attending a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference on October 5, 2010 in Birmingham, England. On the third day of the conference speakers are set to debate public services, crime and justice and poverty.
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Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill July 28, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) has announced that it will end its armed campaign, but will not disband.
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Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness (C) speaks as (L-R) U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rep. James Walsh (R-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) listen during a news conference on Capitol Hill July 28, 2005 in Washington, DC. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) has announced that it will end its armed campaign, but will not disband.
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Sinn Fein chief negotiator Martin McGuinness answering journalists' question during a press conference in London, 26 February 1998. Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), had asked for a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair after being excluded from the all party peace process talks.The British and Irish governments welcomed 04 October 2006 a report that the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has eschewed terrorism, saying it paves the way for a final political settlement in Northern Ireland. Under the 1998 Good Friday Agreement aimed at ending decades of troubles in the British-ruled province on the island of Ireland, a power-sharing self-rule assembly was set up in Stormont castle in Belfast. But the assembly was suspended in 2002 following allegations of an IRA spy ring operating at the Stormont parliamentary buildings, and the province has been under direct rule from London ever since. AFP PHOTO GERRY PENNY/FILES
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Newly elected Sinn Fein MPs Gerry Adams (R) and Martin McGuinness talk to newsmen after leaving Parliament at Westminster 19 May after challenging an order barring them from the premises for refusing to swear allegiance to the Queen.