Sunday 17 December 2017

Let's not rush to censor our presidential leaders

WHEN he was elected as President of Ireland, some feared that Michael D Higgins would find the constitutional constraints of that office a source of frustration.

Had the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar occurred before he took up residency in Aras an Uachtarain, he would, no doubt, have been leading the charge for a full public inquiry.

But his well intended intervention in this sorry saga, calling for a balanced inquiry, has raised eyebrows about whether he has crossed the constitutional line at a time when the State is embroiled in a diplomatic incident with India over Ms Halappanavar's death.

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