BINTANGNEWS.com – People across Ireland have payed tribute to Martin MacGuinness, the late deputy first minister and the ex-commander of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).Dubliners symbolically gathered in front of the city’s General Post Office, the site of the proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916 and sang Republican Party’s songs.
“Martin was a hero in life and a hero in death,” he said.
A member of the Sinn Fein (“We Ourselves”) party, McGuinness transformed from a dedicated Republican paramilitary in the 1970s, fighting the British army with the aim of expelling them and uniting the Republic of Ireland, an independent country, with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.***
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