Why should President take advice from Bertie and Brian on State affairs?
It's a sight to make the heart swell with pride: a parliament of wise owls is flocking to Aras an Uachtarain today to advise the President. Democracy in action is a joy to behold.
Luminaries on the Council of State, convened by Michael D Higgins to discuss the abortion legislation's constitutionality, include our two former Presidents, along with chief justices past and present, and various other august figures.
The council is bursting with talent from the top branches of Irish life. Or so we're led to believe.