Thursday 22 March 2018

A President should transcend politics and protect our heritage

The highest office in the State is too important a role to be coloured by party politics, writes Celia Larkin

It's funny how old habits die hard. Fergus Finlay jumped to the defence of the Labour Party during the week. For someone who has set himself up as a non-political nominee for the presidency, it is curiously ominous that he should do so.

Maybe it was my mention in this column last week of Michael D Higgins and the possibility of him obtaining the nomination for presidency from the Labour Party that spurred him into action, or perhaps he defended the party in the hope of ingratiating himself with the king-makers within.

Whatever the motive, he hasn't displayed the attribute of being non-political.

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