Sabina Higgins says her Ukraine ceasefire call was made in a ‘personal capacity’

President’s wife said she was ‘dismayed that people would find anything unacceptable in a plea for peace and negotiations when the future of humanity is threatened by war, global warming and famine’

Sabina Higgins pictured with her husband, President Michael D Higgins. Picture:

Sabina Higgins, the wife of President Michael D Higgins, has insisted that her controversial letter calling for a ceasefire in Ukraine was written “in a personal capacity”.

She has been criticised by Irish and Ukrainian politicians for writing a letter to the Irish Times last week saying that until the world persuades Russia and Ukraine to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations, “the long haul of terrible war will go on”.

It was seen as ...