In brief: Ballsy president . . . Politicians . . . Cardinal Logue
Tom Cooper (Letters, January 18) misses a salient fact. David Norris as president will be able to refer legislation to the Supreme Court as unconstitutional.
He can address the Dail and the public on matters of grave concern such as the current economic crisis.
He will, after many years of doing so in the Seanad, be a strong independent voice devoted to the welfare of the Irish people.