President Higgins warns on 'demagoguery' threat

President urges tolerance for migrants amid controversy over Trump ban

31st January, 2017
President Michael D Higgins pictured in his study in Áras an Uachtaráin PIc: Fergal Phillips

President Michael D Higgins has warned that “racism and xenophobia” is gaining ground in the USA. He did not mention new US President Donald Trump by name in his address today to foreign ambassadors in Áras an Uachtaráin.

But he delivered a clear warning about the need for tolerance for migrants, at a time when Trump is facing international criticism for imposing a travel ban. And he also mounted a...

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