Tuesday 12 December 2017

Honourable path is to withdraw now

The position of President is enshrined in our Constitution and is "above politics". The holder of this office must, therefore, be unequivocal in his/her regard for the highest moral and ethical values.

David Norris is a man of many admirable qualities, he has a proven political pedigree as a politician, as a human rights campaigner and as a Joycean scholar; he is a powerful orator who sweeps us away on the waves of his rhetoric.

That he is a man of integrity, honesty and passion is not in question; but that Mr Norris fervently believes he is the perfect candidate for the Aras is very worrying in the light of recent revelations.

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