Sun, 24 Jan, 2021
Fri, 06 Nov, 2020
Anyone who thinks that President Higgins is losing the run of himself by speaking out on controversial issues would do well to remember that outspoken presidents have been the norm rather than the exception for almost 30 years.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
President Michael D. Higgins called for a “renewed sense of social solidarity” with society’s “most vulnerable” in his Christmas address — just days after signing into law abortion legislation that targets by far and away the most vulnerable members of our society: Our already-alive-and-kicking but as yet unborn fellow citizens.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
I agree with those who say that the presidential election is a scandalous waste of money, given that the position of president is largely ceremonial and of little consequence. However as a campaigner against blood sports I’m delighted with Gavin Duffy’s involvement because his candidacy has helped to shine a light on these so-called “rural pursuits”.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
There are too many examples of inaccurate political polling in recent years to bet the farm on any result percieved as a foregone conclusion. Despite that caveat, it might not be that reckless to have a small bet on President Michael D Higgins’ reelection later this month — if you can find anything that might even look like a value-for-money punt.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018