Monday 23 October 2017

Michael D in danger of saying too much

* Michael Brennan reports in the Irish Independent (September 12) that President Michael D Higgins has delivered "a pre-Budget warning" to the Coalition.

This must be the first presidential pre-Budget warning to a government, delivered in public, in the 75-year history of this distinguished constitutional office.

Mr Higgins is apparently anxious to foster a deeper level of economic understanding and debate about economic choices among the general public, so as to "not run the risk of losing legitimacy".

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