Local MEP proud to be part of the same struggle as Martin McGuinness

Northern Ireland’s politicians have been remembering former deputy first minister Martin McGuiness with a special session of the assembly.

The 66 year old died in hospital after a short illness.

Some victims of the IRA say they’ll never be able to forgive him for his former role in the leadership of the terror group.

DUP leader Arlene Foster sympathises with those relatives – but acknowledges his contribution to the peace process.

Meanwhile local Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says he was proud to be part of the same struggle as Martin McGuinness.

He spoke to Northern Sound News, he says Martin McGuinness has established a roadmap for Irish unity.

Meanwhile buses will travel from Cavan and Monaghan to attend the funeral of the late Martin McGuinness tomorrow morning.

A bus will leave the Sinn Fein Office in Carrickmacross at 9am before travelling to Monaghan Town for 9.50am.

A bus will travel to the former Deputy First Minister’s funeral from the Sinn Fein Office in Cavan at 9.30am.

Sinn Fein Offices in both Cavan and Monaghan will be closed tomorrow due to the funeral but a Book of condolence for Martin McGuinness will open again on Friday in both offices.