John Downing: Office of President must come before any friendship
WHEN Sabina Higgins stepped from her car at the prison in Mulgrave Street, Limerick, she was also stepping through something of a moral and political maze.
One wonders if she could have found a more discreet way of supporting her imprisoned friend. Certainly, by one line of argument, as a citizen she had a right - perhaps even a duty - to visit a friend in jail.
After all, people of a certain age will remember being taught the importance of the 'Corporal Works of Mercy' given as the words of Christ himself from the Gospels.