Martin McGuinness – A Timeline

Martin McGuinness MLA - photo credit - Sinn Féin (Flickr)
Martin McGuinness MLA - photo credit - Sinn Féin (Flickr)
Martin McGuinness 1995 - photo credit - Burns Library, Boston College - (Flickr)
Martin McGuinness 1995 – photo credit – Burns Library, Boston College – (Flickr)

Martin McGuinness was a divisive man. To some he was a terrorist; to others, he was a freedom fighter and to many more, he was the architect of peace in Northern Ireland.

But one thing that cannot be argued, is that the Sinn Féin political leader and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister had an enormous impact on the history of Ireland.

The staunch Irish Republican’s life ended this year on 21 March 2017. In this timeline, his life is illustrated in pictures and words which can never do a life justice. From his beginnings in the Bogside area of Derry to his resignation, his determination shone through in everything he did.