Monday 5 December 2016

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.

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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.

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