LETTER: Duffy starts Áras campaign ‘on haughty tone'

August 4th, 2018 5:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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Sir – I’ve never voted Labour in my longish life, but for Aras candidate Gavin Duffy to declare President Higgins ‘must face real scrutiny’ is such a ridiculous assertion.

Michael D has been open to questions and scrutiny for more than 50 years, both as an able politician and as a President with noble aims and of a caring nature towards the weakest and financially poor citizens of this Republic.

We would have to not know him at all to take pot-shots at the man who has always the best interests of those he represents at heart – which in my analysis includes us all 

He does this in a skilful and thoughtful manner which his experience of a lifetime in public life shows he’s been a brilliant head of State up to now.

Gavin’s main plank of argument is that the office needs himself as an independent to better represent all of the Irish people.I sincerely hope he does not just mean his fellow millionaire voters he can no doubt be almost sure of for a vote.

Michael has always been a ‘non party’ president since he took on the job first day, and we can be proud of his skilled overseas contributions on our behalf also. 

I can see Gavin telling the ‘cannot-keep-up’ of Ireland to get on their bikes and get a job and a mortgage and stop whingeing. 

He is altogether a very supercilious independent individual in his Dragons’ Den job, and that he starts his campaign on a haughty tone tells me he would not be much different as President.

Other people may feel as they wish, but I am proud of Michael D.


Robert Sullivan


Co Cork

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