Martin McGuinness hoping to be Irish president for 2016

September 17, 2011

Toward a New Republic – I dTreo Poblacht Nua

Martin McGuinness to run for Irish presidency. Sinn Féin to announce deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and former IRA chief of staff Martin McGuinness’ bid to become head of state in Irish Republic (The Guardian 16 September 2011)

22 September: Martin McGuinness wins Cork 96FM radio poll with 61% of vote
21 September: Eamon Dunphy says he’ll be voting Martin McGuinness (audio at link)
20 September: Martin McGuinness wins the Joe Duffy liveline 10 minute text poll (28% of the vote. Over 22,000 took part)


Mainstream coverage: Irish Times | The Guardian (England) Other Coverage: VilaWeb (Catalan) Videos: A Man of the People – Martin kicks off his 32 county election tour in the bogside of Derry | Martin McGuinness at SF Ard Fheis 2011 | Gerry Adams; Martin McGuinness proposed as Presidential candidate | Martin: Late Late show January 2011 (1 + 2) | Gerry Adams & Martin McGuinnessMartin McGuinness warns Republicans who collaborate with the British | Key Texts: Towards a New Republic: Martin McGuinness Ard Fheis 2011 | Poblacht na hEireann: Irish proclamation of 1916 | McGuinness: My war is over (BBC 2002) | Historical background: Seachtar na Cásca (Easter Week – TG4 7 part series, in Gaeilge, English subs) | Derry: The Battle of the Bogside Documentary | Provos, Loyalists and Brits (BBC 90′s documentary series) | Bloody Sunday (bbc doc) | Bloody Sunday (2002 Paul Greengrass doc) | Films about Ireland: Michael Collins | The Wind That Shakes the Barley (spanish subs) Mary McAleese (Irelands president today, the first Northener): Uachtaráin – Mary McAleese (TG4 vid) | Late Late Show ’07 (1 + 2) | wiki entry

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