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Colum Kenny: God forbid Michael D loses the plot

In a multicultural society a president should be able to speak freely and so too should its citizens, writes Colum Kenny

Published 12/01/2014 | 00:25

TIME TO REFLECT: President Michael D Higgins at Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins
TIME TO REFLECT: President Michael D Higgins at Mass in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney, Collins

OH God. It looks more like point- scoring, than religion. Army chaplain Eoin Thynne has been rapped over the knuckles by the military top brass for saying what he thought of the Christmas address to the nation by Pres- ident Michael D Higgins.

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And Michael D has declined to discuss his spiritu- al views.

Surely a man of the Presi- dent’s intellect is willing to say what he thinks of Chris- tianity? He does not need the Defence Force’s chief-of-staff apologising for the views of the head army chaplain.

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