Sunday 18 November 2018

We've all come such a long way – now it's Sinn Fein's duty to apologise for the hurt

President Michael D Higgins addressed both Houses of Parliament in the Royal Gallery at The Palace of Westminster on the first day of the President's State Visit to the United Kingdom. Picture: Johnny Bambury/ Fennell Photography
President Michael D Higgins addressed both Houses of Parliament in the Royal Gallery at The Palace of Westminster on the first day of the President's State Visit to the United Kingdom. Picture: Johnny Bambury/ Fennell Photography
Queen Elizabeth and President Higgins at Windsor Castle. Photo: Justin Tallis.

James Downey

MICHAEL D Higgins's address to the joint Houses of the Westminster Parliament yesterday was a little gem.

The President speaks to all his audiences as if they are on his own intellectual level. He challenges their ability to ponder and understand the seemingly unrelated events and personalities which he links together.

And he pays them neat little compliments disguised as history.

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