WATCH: Enda Kenny, Gerry Adams meet on campaign trail in Co Sligo

The two men spoke in Irish, before going back to politics

Enda Kenny, Gerry Adams, GE16, Sligo, Fine Gael, Sinn Fein, Ocean FM

Image via @GerryAdamsSF on Twitter

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams have met and shaken hands on the campaign trail in Co Sligo.

But it took Mr Kenny and Mr Adams to be at two locations for the meeting to happen.

The Sinn Féin president was departing the Sligo Park Hotel this morning, when the Taoiseach was due to arrive.

Gerry Adams believes Enda Kenny was intentionally trying to avoid him - at one point tweeting: "Come out. Come out. Wherever U r."

The Taoiseach's car sped past the Sinn Féin battle bus and Enda Kenny headed straight for the Fine Gael candidates.

The Taoiseach made no mention of Gerry Adams, instead focussing on getting John Perry, Tony McLoughlin and Gerry Reynolds to end their bitter rivalry in the constituency and pose together for photographs.

But a short time later at the Ocean FM studios, the two met.

The Taoiseach called Gerry Adams over, saying in Irish that he would not stand in front of the Sinn Féin battle bus.