McGuinness and Adams to meet Prince Charles

Martin McGuinness.
Martin McGuinness.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will meet Prince Charles along with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams during the start of a Royal visit to Ireland beginning today.

The meeting in Galway will be the first in the Republic of Ireland between the Sinn Féin leadership and a member of the British Royal Family.

Party chairman Declan Kearney said it was to promote “reconciliation and healing”.

He addeed: “On Saturday an Ard Chomhairle decided that representatives of Sinn Féin would attend events as part of the visit of Prince Charles to Ireland.

“This was agreed to promote the process of resolving past injustices and promoting reconciliation and healing.

“Sinn Féin representatives have received a number of invites including the Party President Gerry Adams and deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness. In line with the Ard Chomhairle decision both will meet with Prince Charles.”