The fact they've signed up to important principles is an acknowledgment they have a duty and responsibility to peaceMcGuinness to head Iraqi peace summit Apr 30, 2008
The IRA's decision on July 28 to formally end its armed campaign has changed the political landscape in Ireland foreverIRA says it has disarmed Sep 25, 2005
In the short term, Irish Americans can keep pressure on the U.S. government to keep the pressure on the British government to implement all of the Good Friday agreementSinn Fein leader wants support of pact Aug 08, 2005
The official has been asked to bring back a report promptly and make recommendations as to how problems in the area can be addressed. By working with local communities and agencies we want to ensure interface issues are tackled across BelfastPeace effort begins in Belfast Jun 22, 2011
James Martin Pacelli McGuinness (Irish: Máirtín Mag Aonghusa; born 23 May, 1950) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and the current deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.
A former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader, McGuinness is the MP for the Mid Ulster constituency. Like all Sinn Féin MPs, McGuinness practises abstentionism in relation to the Westminster parliament. He is also a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for the same constituency.
Following the St Andrews Agreement and the Assembly election in 2007, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley becoming First Minister on 8 May 2007. On 5 June 2008 he was re-appointed as deputy First Minister to serve alongside Peter Robinson, who succeeded Paisley as First Minister on that date. McGuinness previously served as Minister of Education in the Northern Ireland Executive between 1999 and 2002.