- 21 Mar 17
In the early '90s, just as the seeds of the peace process were starting to take root in republican circles, freelance journalist and former IRA member Shane O'Doherty met Martin McGuinness for a frank discussion about terrorism, negotiation and the republican endgame.
Martin McGuinness interviewed by Shane Paul O'Doherty:
Perhaps, in part, encouraged by the diversity of revolutionary changes around the world in recent months, people in various quarters closer to home have begun to talk encouragingly about a possible breakthrough in Northern Ireland that might bring the long-running military conflict to a close.
But what, realistically, are the chances of an IRA ceasefire? And what kind of pre-conditions are required before all sides can get around the table and talk? As one of the most senior figures in Sinn Féin, Martin McGuiness is well placed to articulate the latest position of the Republican movement. Here he is interviewed by Shane Paul O’Doherty, someone who has also had considerable experience of life on the front line in Northern Ireland. A former active service member of the IRA who served time in prison and subsequently renounced the use of physical force, he now studies in Trinity College, Dublin and works as a freelance journalist.