The legacy of Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness, a paramilitary leader and the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has died at the age of 66.

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    Martin McGuinness, a paramilitary leader and the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has died at the age of 66.

    He had suffered from a rare heart condition and stood down from politics earlier this year.

    As an education minister who had failed at school and a man who had been convicted of IRA membership, McGuinness was always a controversial figure.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Belfast.


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