Former IRA chief Martin McGuinness to be laid to rest

The funeral of Former IRA chief Martin McGuinness has been scheduled to take place on Thursday.

Thousands are expected to pay tribute to McGuiness who died on Tuesday morning at the age of 66 from a rare genetic disease.

The former Irish Republican Army (IRA) commander laid down his arms and turned peacemaker to help end Northern Ireland’s 30-year conflict, and spent a decade as deputy first minister of the British province.

British Prime Minister Theresa May described McGuiness as a man who made a “historic contribution” to Northern Ireland's “extraordinary journey from conflict to peace”.

Adam Gilchrist has more on the controversy surrounding McGuiness.

Click on the audio below to listen to Gilchrist's update on this and other news making headlines in the UK....

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