Tuesday 6 December 2016

A shot at the Aras

Published 21/09/2011 | 05:00

•Martin McGuinness has become the second Sinn Fein MP/MLA to resign (or "step aside" as they put it) from elected office in Northern Ireland in order to stand for election in the Republic. This practice shows a certain contempt for the people who elected them to office in the North.

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What guarantee is there that, if elected as president, Mr McGuinness will not "step aside" when he sees another election opportunity somewhere else?

Eugene O'Donovan
Ealing, London, W5

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