Sinn Fein to Nominate McGuinness for President, Examiner Says

Sinn Fein plans to stand Martin McGuinness as its candidate in the Republic of Ireland’s presidential election, the Cork-based Irish Examiner reported on its website today without saying where it got the information.

The formal announcement of McGuinness’s nomination is expected on Sept. 18, the newspaper said.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Finbarr Flynn at

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