Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, dies

Key figure in peace process and former IRA chief of staff dies at 66, just weeks after leaving politics Martin McGuinness obituary ‘Tough-minded and likable’ - Alastair Campbell From paramilitary to architect of peace process Martin McGuinness, the former IRA chief of staff and a key figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died just two months after stepping down as deputy first minister. The 66-year-old Irish republican died after a short illness in Derry’s Altnagelvin hospital surrounded by his family. He had a rare genetic disease caused by deposits of abnormal protein – amyloid – in tissues and organs. Continue reading...