Jenny McCartney Jenny McCartney

Lest we forget | 23 March 2017

The IRA commander never showed any remorse for the suffering he caused

I never met Martin McGuinness, but I was certainly affected by him from an early age. His decisions, and those of his colleagues on the IRA Army Council, indelibly coloured my childhood. Belfast in the 1970s and ’80s was a grey, fortified city, compelling in many ways, but permanently charged with the unpredictable electricity of violence.

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