Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness
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Peter Robinson is told his Irish 'has improved' as Sinn Féin farewell tribute sparks laughter

The outgoing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson shared a joke in Irish with Martin McGuinness as the Sinn Féin MLA paid tribute to Mr Robinson on his final appearance at the North South Ministerial Council.

The DUP leader sparked laughter when he pointed out that Mr McGuinness' use of the phrase "my day too will come" could be seen as a reference to the Irish republican slogan "Tiocfaidh ár Lá", which translates as "Our day will come".

Mr McGuinness replied he was "delighted" that his knowledge of the Irish language was improving.

  • 11 Dec 2015