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Can a former IRA commander lead Ireland?

DUBLIN, Ireland -- A former commander of the outlawed Irish Republican Army has created a political earthquake in Ireland by entering the campaign for president of the Irish Republic -- with an outside chance of success. Martin McGuinness, currently deputy first minister in the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive, will contest the Oct. 27 election as a candidate for Sinn Fein, the only political party which operates on both sides of the border.
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Sinn Fein leader arrested over 1972 IRA killing

News : The Newsroom (7 months ago)

DUBLIN (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland arrested Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the Irish Republican Army's 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a Belfast widow. Read Post

Queen Elizabeth’s Incredible Charm, Even Ex-IRA Commander Likes Her

News : The Inquisitr - News (last month)

Queen Elizabeth II is quite the the charmer, but her latest fan may come as a surprise to everyone. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander and pro-Irish Sinn Fein’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness admitted to the world... Read Post

Belfast police seek evidence of Adams' IRA past

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (7 months ago)

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police are casting a wider net in their efforts to prove that Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams once commanded the outlawed Irish Republican Army and ordered the 1972 killing of a Belfast... Read Post

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