Thursday 8 December 2016

High time for two biggest parties to show honesty

Published 28/03/2016 | 02:30

President Michael D Higgins takes a moment to pay his respects during the Wreath laying ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO on Dublin's O Connell St. Photo: Frank Mc Grath
President Michael D Higgins takes a moment to pay his respects during the Wreath laying ceremony for the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO on Dublin's O Connell St. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Here is an urgent message to all our elected politicians: the election happened more than a month ago; St Patrick's Day has come and gone; and, from tomorrow, Easter is also over.

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So, how about putting together the Government? We know it is complex and there are many painstaking details. But time is moving on and we need a result sooner rather than later.

The vast majority of Irish people understand the value of our Taoiseach and his ministers, even in an acting capacity, taking full advantage of the global opportunities offered by St Patrick's Day. We equally appreciate the need to appropriately commemorate Easter 1916 in this centenary year.

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