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NI Assembly to come together to remember Martin McGuinness

by LLB Reporter
22nd Mar 17 8:46 am

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The Northern Assembly will come together later to remember former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness.

The speaker has invited members to gather at midday to pay tribute.

McGuinness was a Sinn Féin politician, he died early on Tuesday at Londonderry Hospital, his family were by his side.

He had been suffering with a rare heart condition, his funeral will take place on Thursday at 13:20 GMT, this will be ahead of a Requiem Mass at St Columba’s Church Longtower at 14:00. He will be buried at the City Cemetery.

Vigils have been held in Derry, Belfast and Dublin to remember McGuinness.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said: “He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation and for the re-unification of his country. But above all he loved his family and the people of Derry and he was immensely proud of both.”

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