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Summary

  1. Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has died aged 66
  2. NI's former deputy first minister died in hospital with his family by his side
  3. Ex-IRA leader turned peacemaker worked at the heart of the power-sharing government
  4. He became deputy first minister in 2007, working with DUP leaders Ian Paisley, Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster
  5. Politicians and the public have been reacting to his death

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  1. Watch: Sinn Féin tributes to 'passionate Republican'

    Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the party's northern leader Michelle O'Neill have paid tribute to Martin McGuinness.

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    Video caption: Martin McGuinness: Sinn Fein tributes to 'passionate Republican'
  2. He's gone now to meet the 'judge of all the earth'

    Jim Dixon, 80, was badly injured in the Enniskillen bomb . He says Martin McGuinness was "evil" and "a murderer".

    "In one way I would say good riddance, but I will weep for him because he's gone now to meet the judge of all the earth from whom no secrets are hidden.

    Jim Dixon

    "You can't forgive someone who hasn't asked for forgiveness and nobody will get forgiveness either from God or anybody else without repenting first and asking forgiveness."

  3. 'We are in danger of underestimating his contribution'

    BBC Newsnight

    "I spent a decade negotiating peace with Martin McGuinness," says Tony Blair's former chief of staff Jonathan Powell. 

    "The first time I met him, like most people, I saw a terrorist." 

    "When I left government I invited him to my leaving party as a peacemaker. And now he's gone. I think we are in danger of underestimating his contribution." 

    He made this report for BBC Newsnight .

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    Video caption: Jonathan Powell: The Martin McGuinness I knew
  4. Ian Paisley Jr reflects on Martin McGuinness's life

    BBC Newsnight

    Martin McGuinness went on a long journey to get to peace from his past as an IRA leader, says Ian Paisley Jr. 

    Back then he was seen as "evil personified" he told BBC Newsnight

    "He was everything that every Ulsterman, and every Protestant, and every unionist both feared, loathed and hated."

    "I ultimately take the view, if Martin McGuinness helped us achieve peace in Northern Ireland, do we then hate our opponents?" 

    "Or we end up recognising that without them, we actually couldn't have got to this place."

    Ian Paisley Jr
  5. 'Martin set the bar high in terms of leadership'

    Sinn Fein's northern leader Michelle O'Neill has told a press conference she was "honoured" to know Martin McGuinness, who, she said, inspired her and "set the bar very high in terms of leadership".

    Michelle O'Neill

    "I am very proud to call Martin McGuinness my friend and today republicans right across the island of Ireland will mourn his passing."

  6. Bill Clinton on McGuinness

    Former US President Bill Clinton has  paid tribute to Martin McGuinness saying, "may he rest in peace".

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  7. Busy streets in Derry as Martin McGuinness' body was brought home

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  8. Martin McGuinness' body has arrived at the family home

    Coffin
  9. Watch: Father of killed son on 'peacemaker' McGuinness

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    Video caption: Martin McGuinness death: Father of boy killed by IRA reacts
  10. McGuinness' IRA past

    Vincent Kearney

    BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent

    No-one knows how many people Martin McGuinness killed, directly or indirectly.

    Martin McGuinness

    As a senior commander within the Provisional IRA for many years,  there is no doubt there was blood on his hands.

  11. Injured policewoman: 'I don't feel bitter'

    As a 24-year-old Met Police officer Pam White, now 58, was injured in the 1983  IRA bomb attack outside Harrods in London.

    She said the incident "changed my life forever" and eventually ended her career at the Met.

    But she has written to BBC News to say that she is still "grateful" to Martin McGuinness for his role in the peace process.

    Harrods bomb blast

    "I don't feel bitter or angry," she said.  

    Ms White had served with the Met for three years when she was injured in the blast that killed six people.

    "Police officers were the target that day," she said. "I got tinnitus and post-traumatic stress disorder".

  12. Martin McGuinness' body is brought home

    Large crowds have gathered in the Bogside as Martin McGuinness' coffin is brought home.

    Coffin
  13. Presbyterian minister: 'It wasn't easy for us'

    BBC News Channel

    Rev David Latimer, of First Derry Presbyterian Church, had a long-standing friendship with Martin McGuinness despite initially being on opposing sides.

    "My church was really a target for attack during the Troubles," he told BBC News.

    David Latimer

    After the church was hit by paint, Rev Latimer went on local radio and named Mr McGuinness, who later asked to meet him.

    "On the steps of my church Martin and I met," he said. "It wasn't easy for us".

    Rev Latimer says people in his church often did not like his friendship with Mr McGuinness, but that he was " a man whose life had been changed ".

  14. Watch: 'I will never forget deaths because of the IRA'

    Margaret Veitch, whose parents were killed in the Enniskillen "Poppy Day" bomb, says that Martin McGuinness could never justify his IRA past.

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    Video caption: Martin McGuinness 'entered government an unrepentant terrorist'
  15. 'We had the best of personal relationships'

    Commenting on the passing of Martin McGuinness, former DUP leader Peter Robinson said: "We came together in that office after the heady euphoria of reaching agreement had faded. 

    "The honeymoon was over and we had to work the hard yards of operating the system in a manner that would instil confidence and bring delivery. 

    Martin McGUinness and Peter Robinson

    "Yet while I knew his past, as he knew mine, we never doubted or gave up our shared commitment to create a new and better era in Northern Ireland politics. 

     "We had the best of personal relationships - keeping in touch even after my retirement and during his illness."

  16. 'We should emulate some of the ethic Martin had'

    "Martin McGuinness has shown that he respected not just the mandate of his own party, but also that of the broader institutions," the former leader of the SDLP, Mark Durkan, has said.

    Mark Durkan

    "We should try to emulate some of that ethic that Martin had." 

    An urgent sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly will take place tomorrow.

  17. Gerry Adams: 'I got concerned'

    Gerry Adams spoke of his last moments with Martin McGuinness during a Sinn Féin news conference in Londonderry today.

    "I spoke with him last week, he was much brighter than he had been," Mr Adams said.

    Gerry Adams speaking at a news conference

    He recently gave Mr McGuinness a signed jersey from when Derry's Gaelic football team took their first and only All-Ireland victory in 1993.

    "I told him: 'When you get better I'll give you this present'," he said. "I got concerned he wouldn't get better so I brought it to him".

  18. Major: I didn't feel deceived by McGuinness

    The World at One

    BBC Radio 4

    Before the Good Friday Agreement the Conservatives, too, had been pursuing the prospect of peace with the IRA. 

    Sir John Major, the UK Prime Minister between 1992 and 1997, said he believed it had been "essential" to begin talks with the IRA at that time, in order "to stop the violence". 

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    Video caption: Sir John Major: It had been 'essential' to talk to IRA

    Speaking to Martha Kearney, Sir John said his government had "a link" to the IRA and through this link they received a message; asking for their advice "on how to bring the conflict to a close". 

    Sir John said he was "absolutely confident" that this message came from Martin McGuinness, even though Mr McGuinness denied it.