Monday 22 October 2018

Our President should look again at our bloody past

Cartoonist: Jim Cogan
Cartoonist: Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Last February 26 I hoped here that President Higgins would seek a second term as he was best fitted to give us a pluralist position on the coming centenaries of the War of Independence and Civil War.

But having read his speech at the John Redmond Centenary in Wexford, I am having second thoughts - as well as second thoughts about my second thoughts.

Let me explain. The current bounce in the popularity of Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Fein is caused by many factors. But two in particular are making the party more palatable to Middle Ireland.

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