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Midlands TD To Meet Leading Unionist Parties Over Partition Commemoration Controversy

President Michael D Higgins has caused a stir by declining an invitation.

A Midlands TD will meet the main unionist leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss the President's refusal to attend a commemoration of partition.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is expected to attend the centenary event organised by various Christian churches but Deputy Cathal Berry feels Michael D Higgins is on good ground politically after an opinion poll showed strong approval for his stance.

The Independent TD for Kildare South travels to Belfast on Thursday to meet the DUP and UUP:

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