We didn't elect President to keep his mouth shut on big issues
It annoys me when I hear mutterings of discontent about President Higgins wandering into the political space. Whoever suggested or anticipated that Michael D Higgins, veteran left-wing intellectual and politician, was going to retreat into anodyne retirement in the Áras?
Those who voted for him in all our diversity knew exactly what we were getting and more importantly what we wanted in a President.
So rather than being irked at his "incursion" into political matters, I rejoice when he speaks out, as he did this week at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.