The 'exhausting and disappointing' presidential race

Much of what has passed for debate would be better off being physically shredded and piled on a bonfire or, preferably, sent to a very distant, dark cyber cloud for permanent and never-ending storage

18th October, 2018
The presidential candidates at Virgin Media's debate. Pic: Brian McEvoy Photography

Tinkering with the presidential process would be oh so tricky. We pride ourselves on understanding and trying to implement the basic tenets of democracy in this country, including opening the presidential office up to those who can secure a nomination from a county council or TDs and senators.

Indeed, we pride ourselves on understanding politics or, at least, being interested in the political arena and in public affairs. So any suggestions to change the office...

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