Higgins gently pushes the boundaries of his office with public discussion on ethics
Once more unto the "ethical" breach then for President Michael D Higgins. Only this time, it would seem, a little more gingerly. The President returned to his "Ethics Initiative" in remarks delivered at a specially hosted garden party at the Aras yesterday.
His previous foray into this territory last September had caused quite a bit of controversy, amid accusations that the President was being ideological and one-sided.
These latest comments were a lot more careful. His September speech, entitled 'Toward an Ethical Economy', had – his critics said – exclusively extolled left-of-centre thinkers and resorted to name calling by the use of the label "neoliberal".