It was one year ago that the Grand Master, Edward Stephenson speaking at Rossnowlagh said: “I publicly invite the President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, to join us . . . next year”. I am sure that inquisitive people like myself would like to know the answer to three questions:
- Was there an official request submitted to Áras an Uachtaráin?
- When was such a request sent?
- What was the response to the request?
This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 16th July 2015 and the Irish News on 17th July.