We had a real friendship and still have, McGuinness says of Ian Paisley

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, pictured in 2007, as First and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, pictured in 2007, as First and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

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Martin McGuinness has said he is proud of the year he spent in office with Ian Paisley and maintains a friendship with the former DUP leader.

Asked for his reaction to the two-part BBC documentary Mr McGuinness said he did not want to get involved in the internal issues of the DUP.

But he added: “Ian Paisley had his own view of me for many decades I had my own view of Ian Paisley for many decades, but I do have to say that whenever we went into government together for that year (2007-08), we surprised everybody.

 

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