Those who want to acquaint themselves this episode, which surprisingly has driven a huge increase in the number of views on this web site, should take a look at the Hibernia Forum site which is, of course, among our links.
As is so often the case the importance of this clash goes far beyond the details. The real point here is that the Presidents reaction to Professor Lucey’s criticisms of him show how very tolerant the left can be. No one likes being attacked in public. But those in public life must expect it. It should come as no surprise.
President Higgins has demeaned himself, not because he replied to Professor Lucey, but because of the angry and dismissive tone he adopted towards a distinguished citizen of this state.