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Mary Lou McDonald TD pays tribute to Martin McGuinness

21 March, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

 Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Speaking at Leinster House today Teachta McDonald said;

“Today we have not only lost a great Irish leader and patriot, we have also lost our friend.

“Martin was an inspirational Irish Republican and a tireless worker for peace, reconciliation and Irish Unity.

“It was my privilege to call him my friend.  He will never be forgotten.

“His legacy is the peaceful future he helped to secure for our island and the advancement of the Irish Unity movement which is gathering pace at this time.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Martin’s clan, his wife Bernie, his children Fiachra, Emmet, Fionnuala and Grainne, his granchildren and extended family.

“I measc laochra na nGael go raibh a anam dílis.”

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