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Martin McGuinness's poignant last tweet

Martin McGuinness press conference on January 9 to announce his resignation. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press.

Martin McGuinness's last tweet was a poignant one. Sent while in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry the former deputy first minister posted it on March 1st 2017, just a day before Northern Ireland went to the polls. It read: 

Mr McGuinness is believed to have been admitted to hospital in late February. He resigned as deputy first minister in protest over the DUP's handling of the RHI scandal in January. He quickly retired from electoral politics citing ill health.

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