Tuesday 16 October 2018

If Michael D wants a second term then he must fight for it

The President has lived up to expectations but for the sake of our young people he can't have a free pass for seven more years, writes Kevin Doyle

President Michael D Higgins. Photo: Steve Humphreys
President Michael D Higgins. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

In his inauguration speech Michael D Higgins set a series of notional targets for his presidency.

He talked about wanting to be a president who gave inspiration to people, who encouraged inclusiveness and who promoted Ireland abroad.

The former Labour Party minister said things like: "The circumstances that have impelled - and that continue to impel - many citizens to seek employment and a better life elsewhere, are not ordained by some mysterious hand of fate.

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