Tuesday 25 September 2018

Why I'm hoping for a second term for President Michael D Higgins

Jim Cogan's illustration
Jim Cogan's illustration
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Let's hope President Higgins decides to seek a second term - and that Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have the sense to stand clear.

Like Patsy McGarry of The Irish Times, I believe he will bring historical balance to the divisive years of commemorations.

Just as important, in my view, he could be a crucial voice for pluralism as the tweeting Pied Piper of Sinn Fein drowns out decent voices in the Republic.

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