Kevin Doyle: ‘Higgins’s next seven years must focus on the global rather than the local’

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Kevin Doyle: ‘Higgins’s next seven years must focus on the global rather than the local’


President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard after his inauguration at Dublin Castle. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
President Michael D Higgins inspects the Guard after his inauguration at Dublin Castle. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

In a strange way, it was fitting that Michael D Higgins should be inaugurated as President for the second time on Armistice Day.

His marshalling of our decade of commemorations to date has been commendable – so he was best placed to find the correct words to summarise our confused history on World War One.

Likewise, we can expect our newly re-elected President to confidently oversee events marking the centenary of the Dáil’s first sitting and, ultimately, Irish Independence.

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