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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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Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (2 days ago)

DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. Read Post

Irish ex-PM Albert Reynolds, peace negotiator, dies at 81

News : The Newsroom (yesterday)

Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, a central figure in the Northern Ireland peace process who helped broker the 1994 IRA ceasefire, has died aged 81. Reynolds served twice as taoiseach, or prime minister: once in 1992 and ... Read Post

Belfast police seek evidence of Adams' IRA past

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (4 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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