Mooney on Politics Podcast

Three more reasons why President is right to decline Mooney on Irish Politics

This Mooney on Politics podcast looks at the recent faux controversy over President Higgins declining an invitation to a NI100 church service in Armagh. I show how former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, set out the right approach to commemoration in a speech in May 2010 and show how President's decision is in keeping with this approach.  This podcast is based on this recent blogpost:  https://derekmooney.ie/2021/09/21/three-more-reasons-why-the-president-is-right-to-decline-invitation/ You can get a copy of Brian Cowen's May 2010 speech, here: https://dsmooney.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/brian_cowen_institute_for_british_irish.pdf
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