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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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“Post-nationalist Ireland has arrived.”

News : Slugger O'Toole (8 months ago)

[Once more into the breach then - Ed]  In yesterday’s Irish News, Patrick Murphy posited three theories to explain what he describes as “the latest dismantling of Irish political and cultural nationalism.”  That would be Martin McGu... Read Post

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

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 months ago)

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 (8 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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