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16 February 2010

Martin McGuinness interview

On the Troubles, death threats and faith.

By James Macintyre

The latest polls in Northern Ireland show that Martin McGuinness is likely to become first minister. That would mark the final stage of a pretty sensational journey by a man who admits he once had an active role in the IRA during one of the bloodiest phases of the Troubles.

Look out for our interview with him in this week’s magazine, in which he talks about the significance of the Hillsborough Agreement, his faith, his unlikely alliance with his “friend” Ian Paisley, and how he copes with the death threats he now receives from dissident republicans who once shared his mindset.

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