Presidential Protocol

International politics and its public enactment are predicated on protocol, on the scarcely visible lines that nations draw between each other to ensure a systematic polite public behaviour between leaders. The past week has shown us how little interest Trump has in obeying any of these unwritten rules.

7th June, 2019
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Speaking at a garden party at Aras an Uachtaráin to mark the 100th centenary of Dáil Eireann this week, President Higgins reminded the assembled group of the great importance of public service in the success of Ireland and of the value and craft of politics itself. The timing of the speech was coincidental but, a former politician himself, Higgins knew exactly what he was doing, underlining these particular points at the same time as President...

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