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McGuinness to meet Queen

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness will meet the Queen next week and shake hands in an historic first for the Northern Ireland peace process, the party has confirmed.

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Queen meeting is 'step forward for Northern Ireland'

First Minister Peter Robinson said he was glad the deputy first minister had accepted the invitation.

We recognise that this will be a difficult ask for Her Majesty the Queen and a significant step for republicans.

The process has required us all to reach out and take decisions outside our comfort zone.

It is the right decision and a step forward for Northern Ireland.

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