‘We have a responsibility to contribute to genuine reconciliation’ – Murphy on Sinn Fein meeting Queen
Sinn Fein is expected to make a decision later today about whether senior Sinn Fein members will meet the Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland next week.
Pressure has been mounting over the past number of weeks for Martin McGuinness to shake hands with the Queen when she visits the country as part of the jubilee celebrations. If the handshake does indeed go ahead, political commentators believe it will be hugely symbolic.
Newry based Sinn Fein MLA, Conor Murphy told BBC Ulster earlier this afternoon that the party’s ruling council would make a decision in Dublin today on the issue.
Murphy said: “We have a responsibility to contribute to genuine reconciliation and we always were prepared to consider a genuine proposition and we have one on the table. We wanted to ensure we were part of a genuine reconciliation, not some sort of PR exercise but something which has a meaning and can make a contribution to the peace process and can contribute to bringing communities closer together.”
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