Former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, has died aged 66. The former IRA chief-of-staff was suffering from a rare heart condition and died in Derry’s Altnagelvin hospital surrounded by his family.
George Galloway joined us on the show this morning and said "there will be a great sadness in Ireland".
Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams paid tribute to Martin. He said: "Throughout his life Martin showed great determination, dignity and humility and it was no different during his short illness.
"He was a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation and for the reunification of his country."
Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to Martin, saying he "played a defining role in leading the Republican movement away from violence".
While we certainly didn’t always see eye-to-eye even in later years, as deputy First Minister for nearly a decade he was one of the pioneers of implementing cross community power sharing in Northern Ireland
– Theresa May on Martin McGuinness
Earlier we heard from Lord Norman Tebbit who called Mr Guinness a "coward" and went on to say that "there can be no forgiveness without a confession of sins".
In response to Lord Tebbit's strong views, British peace activist Jo Berry tweeted the following: