Boris Johnson To Attend NI Centenary Event

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will join politicians from the north and south of Ireland to mark the centenary of the formation of Northern Ireland.

Protestant and Catholic church leaders have organised an event at St Patrick's Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh today, Thursday 21 October.
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The event will be attended by representatives of the DUP, Ulster Unionists, Alliance and SDLP. However, Sinn Féin will not be attendance.

The Queen had been due to attend the event, but it is understood that she is currently unable to travel for medical reasons.

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