In support of the sovereignty of the people

Fianna TD and former rugby international Jim Glennon welcomes Trevor Ringland’s recent op ed on the need for healthy political competition between Unionists and Republicans. He quotes De Valera in the Seanad in 1939:

I always held that the people who differ from me held their views as tenaciously as I hold mine and that, if force is ruled out, I must try to meet them half way.” His words are today more relevant than ever.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty