Orange Invitation

Dear Sir,

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:

  1. Was there an official request submitted to Áras an Uachtaráin?
  2. When was such a request sent?
  3. What was the response to the request?

Yours etc.

Brian Kennaway

This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 16th July 2015 and the Irish News on 17th July.