President is defending his wife's decision to visit the jailed anti-war activist.
Áras an Uachtaráin confirmed that Mrs. Sabina Higgins visited Ms. D'Arcy in Limerick Prison over the weekend, less than a week after she was jailed.
Michael D. Higgins says his wife was visiting a long standing friend in a personal and private capacity.
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Is it appropriate for the wife of the President to visit a criminal in prison? The nature of the Presidency places a responsibility on the President not to be perceived as interfering in judicial and legislative matters.
Does President Higgins understand the importance of his office?