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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.

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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.

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