By Alasdair Sandford
Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein leader and former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader who turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict, has died, his party has confirmed.
The 66-year-old died on Tuesday after a decade as deputy first minister of the British province.
It is understood that he had been ill with a heart condition. The politician stood down in January in protest over a domestic political row in Northern Ireland, and shortly afterwards quit politics because of his illness.
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