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.
Any sign of Christmas with you? I only ask because, at the time of writing (Sept 15) I’ve just bought a box of mince pies and some little bags of gold foil-covered chocolate coins to scatter on the festive table.
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.