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IrelandDocumentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks

12:00  06 september  2019
12:00  06 september  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks © Albert Gonzalez RollingNews.ie Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness R and First Minister Ian Paisley L

NEW FOOTAGE HAS emerged which shows the deceased Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness in the presence of a number of people assembling a car bomb in 1972.

A new documentary about the Troubles to air on BBC Northern Ireland from next week also links the late DUP founder Ian Paisley to a UVF bombing in 1969.

Other footage unearthed by BBC Spotlight during the making of its ‘On the Troubles’ series shows McGuinness handling bullets and guns in front of young children at the start of the decades-long conflict.

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Northern Ireland’s first minister Ian Paisley , left, and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness The screenwriter, Colin Bateman, who is based in Co Down, said his critics were confusing documentary with He pointed out that McGuinness and Paisley did travel home together to Belfast during the

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During the documentary, film footage shows McGuinness, a former IRA commander and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 until 2017, in the presence of people assembling a car bomb.

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks © Catalyst Images Irish Unionist Leader Rev. Ian Paisley speaking during the Orange Day festival. (Photo by Bill Pierce/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Documentary makers noted the car’s licence plate, and found that the vehicle was used in an attack on Shipquay Street in Derry in 1972. Nobody was killed during the incident, but the bomb caused extensive damage.

Meanwhile, a former senior army officer told documentary makers that Paisley – who helped restore the power-sharing executive to Stormont with Paisley in 2007 – “financed” a UVF bombing in Kilkeel in 1969.

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Clearly Martin McGuinness very actively disagreed with that analysis, but I also accept, in his later years, he was on a journey to create change through "The talks that are going on at the moment are relatively warm and constructive and Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley deserve enormous credit

The Sinn Fein leader, who has died at 66, went from waging war to forging a partnership that helped end it.

The attack targeted infrastructure, and was designed to destabilise the government of progressive Unionist Terence O’Neill, who granted concessions to the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and sought to forge stronger links with the Irish government, led at the time by Sean Lemass.

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks © Catalyst Images BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - MARCH 22: Bernie McGuinness, wife of the late Martin McGuinness is embraced by former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams as the unveiling of the official Assembly portrait of former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness takes place inside the Great Hall at Stormont on March 22, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Martin McGuinness passed away one year ago after a brief illness, before he died he resigned as his position as Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, the province has beeen without a government since that time. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

David Hancock said that police had shown him “evidence” that Paisley “had supplied the money which financed the explosion” in Kilkeel.

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Bit of a game changer interview in which Ian Paisley (formerly Junior) expresses gratitude to Martin McGuinness on the occasion his retirement from politics.

Kyle Paisley , son of late first minister Ian Paisley . "My father and Martin McGuinness did a great deal of "Our society suffered grievously throughout our troubled history; and many police officers and their "People like Martin McGuinness have made an immense contribution to sustaining peace by

The editor of Spotlight, Jeremy Adams, told the BBC that the series, which contains new archive footage and interviews with around 100 people, uncovered “new findings” on the Troubles.

“The past has shaped our present and it’s vitally important that truths continue to be told,” he said.

The seven-part series will begin on BBC Northern Ireland at 8.30pm next Tuesday.

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