- Martin McGuinness, a former IRA commander, resigned from the Northern Ireland Assembly
- His move strains the fragile power sharing agreement
Ruth Dudley-Edwards is an Irish historian, broadcaster and journalist, writing regularly for the Irish Sunday Independent and the Belfast Telegraph. She is also a biographer and novelist. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)Martin McGuinness, a former IRA commander, and, until Monday, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, has resigned, forcing elections in the Northern Ireland Assembly.