From the Belfast Telegraph,
"Irish President Mary McAleese has launched an unprecedented attack on the Republicís lawyers, economists and regulators for their role in the financial crisis.
And she made it clear she feels the light-touch regulation espoused by the Irish government is to blame for the economic collapse which has resulted in tens of thousands of people in mortgage arrears.
Her comments are all the more hard-hitting because it is highly-unusual for a President to pass such concise and critical judgment on a major political issue while in office".
This is not the first time she has spoken on political issues when it is a clear rule that the president does not.
She should resign or otherwise keep her mouth shut.