SINN Fein president Gerry Adams said today that the party had no objection to the release of a picture of Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen, contrary to earlier reports.
Mr McGuinness,the North's Deputy First Minister is due to meet Queen Elizabeth at a Cooperation North event in Belfast this week.
President Michael D Higgins will also attend the event and the symbolic first meeting between Sinn Fein and the Queen is seen as a historic moment in the peace process.
Louth TD, Mr Adams told RTE News today that Sinn Fein would have no objection to a picture of the event.
It was previously thought that the meeting would be in private and Sinn Fein was opposed to the release of an image of the occasion.