President is not condemned to Trappist silence and inaction

I enjoy hearing the opinions of President Higgins in matters of history and culture. There is no point in demanding that everyone agree with them

22nd September, 2019

The President, Michael D Higgins, raised some eyebrows by commenting recently on the issue of soldiers’ pay and on the beef dispute. It wasn’t the first time he has done so. He has in the past made political comments, including on the values and ethics of neo-liberal economics in 2013 and on the wisdom of promising tax cuts in the run-up to the 2016 general election. More recently, in 2017, he offered the view that...

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