Martin McGuinness 'honoured' to be SF presidency candidate

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Sinn Fein has announced that Martin McGuinness will be the party's candidate for the Irish presidency.

Northern Ireland's deputy first minister has been approved by the party's officer board. It will now go before the party executive for formal approval this weekend.

Mr McGuinness said he was "honoured" to have been given the opportunity "to build on my work within the peace process".

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