McGuinness says he is a genuine peacemaker who has contribution to make to Ireland

Martin McGuinness has hit out at what he calls the "West Brit elements" around Dublin and in the media, who have criticised his nomination for the Presidency.

Mr McGuinness is among the Aras candidates meeting people attending the National Ploughing Championships in Co Kildare today.

He says he is a "genuine peacemaker" with a contribution to make to Ireland's future: