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>> From jail time to the halls of power in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has died of a rare heart condition, aged 66. His death robs Belfast of a legendary, but divisive figure. McGuinness was once a commander in the Irish Republican Army. He was convicted twice in connection with the group.
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Later, he embraced the peace process, playing the key part in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which helped end the so-called troubles. Reuters' Ireland correspondent, Padraic Halpin.>> You're seeing many positive tributes. Some people can't forgive him for the role he played in the conflict in the 1970s. But on the whole from Unionist politicians, and from British politicians and from those in Ireland, I think people are remembering the transformation and the kind of remarkable role that he did play in coming from peacemaker to, some would say, to statesman and to brokering the peace that exists today in Northern Ireland.
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>> In 2007 McGuinness became Deputy First Minister or co-leader of Northern Ireland, serving alongside Unionists, including Ian Paisley It was a partnership of former enemies that would've seemed incredible just a few years earlier. Now, Northern Ireland is again in turmoil after elections resulted in political stalemate. But some see hope in McGuinness' legacy.
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>> In January, Ian Paisley Junior, who is the Irreverent Paisley's son is an MP in the British Parliament said that people, politicians today should look at his father and Martin McGuinness' relationship and how they were able to get on. And use that today to sort out the apparent impasse that's happening in politics in Northern Ireland.
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They want people to talk about compromise and Martin McGuinness would be quoted quite a great deal.>> For some it's more complex. The 1993 Warrington bombing killed Colin Parry's son. Talking to the BBC on Tuesday, he summed up his feelings about McGuinness. We can never forgive him, he said, but we can respect the man he became.