Editorial: President was right to distance himself from partition event fiasco

Historically tone deaf, the Church Leaders Group turned a ‘service of reflection’ into a political event loaded with significance

19th September, 2021
Editorial: President was right to distance himself from partition event fiasco
Michael D Higgins was correct to decline the invitation to attend the partition commemoration. Picture: Tommy Clancy

Somebody has made an almighty mess of next month’s religious ceremony to commemorate the centenary of partition and the creation of Northern Ireland – and it is not President Michael D Higgins. The blame for this affair lies with the leaders of Ireland’s churches, who have turned what they intended as “a service of reflection and hope” into a lesson in the perils of historical misremembering.

The ceremony is...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Editorial: Britain’s ire is because the Protocol shields the North from the Brexit shambles

Editorial: Carbon budgets are just the first signpost on our journey

Editorial: Corporate tax move is significant, but other issues will affect our competitiveness

Editorial: Nobel awards are a huge shot in the arm for journalism