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Brian Feeney: Higgins is wise not to take part in commemoration of partition

Brian Feeney
We’re now told that the ‘non-political’ church service that President Higgins had the wit, wisdom and political nous to decline, has a programme of events following on which includes a state reception at Hillsborough Castle, and historic buildings illuminated across the UK to celebrate partition and the violent birth of its misbegotten spawn, the north.

Tom Kelly: Michael D Higgins right not to give in to faux outrage

Tom Kelly
All Hail the Chief! A hearty congratulations to An Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins for not giving into the shrill and faux outrage over his decision not to attend a religious service loaded with political overtones to mark the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland.