On the Demise of Martin McGuiness
Martin McGuiness, like noone else, embodies with his biography the difficulties of the Northern Ireland-conflict. His deeply impressive commitment for overcoming the violence was also a result of learning from mistakes. His courage for reconciliation developed out of the understanding that the armed struggle causes suffering and only deepens divisions.
His affectionate personality and his look to a future of a peaceful and social Northern Ireland was inspiring to many people. Politics can overcome war and violence and make a peaceful living together possible. That's what Martin McGuiness stands for. We will honour his memory.