Honourable path is to withdraw now
Published 02/08/2011 | 05:00
The position of President is enshrined in our Constitution and is "above politics". The holder of this office must, therefore, be unequivocal in his/her regard for the highest moral and ethical values.
David Norris is a man of many admirable qualities, he has a proven political pedigree as a politician, as a human rights campaigner and as a Joycean scholar; he is a powerful orator who sweeps us away on the waves of his rhetoric.
That he is a man of integrity, honesty and passion is not in question; but that Mr Norris fervently believes he is the perfect candidate for the Aras is very worrying in the light of recent revelations.