From top: Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis, 1986; with Gerry Adams in 1998; Meeting the Queen with Peter Robinson, 2011; with Ian Paisley, 2007 and during the 2012 Presidential Election.
“Throughout his life Martin showed great determination, dignity and humility and it was no different during his short illness.
“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.
“On behalf of republicans everywhere we extend our condolences to Bernie, Fiachra, Emmett, Fionnuala and Grainne, grandchildren and the extended McGuinness family.”
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams