A sorry state
Published 12/09/2011 | 05:00
•A rigorous case has been presented for the scrapping of the presidency, based on the arguments that we can no longer afford it and it is no longer relevant.
Despite a solemn commitment to engage with the new austere realities we face, the Government has set its face engaging with the facts concerning the presidency.
Gay Mitchell and Michael D Higgins are still very much in the field so we must assume the Coalition is comfortable with the extravagance of the office, despite its cost.