McGuinness 'had grassroots credibility'
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Martin McGuinness had grassroots credibility, Peter Hain says

Former Northern Ireland secretary Lord Hain has paid tribute to Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness for his role in the peace process.

The IRA commander who became deputy first minister has died of a rare heart condition at the age of 66.

Lord Hain, who served in the Labour government while MP for Neath, said Mr McGuinness had the "grassroots credibility" to persuade the IRA to give up the war.

  • 21 Mar 2017
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