Thursday January 23, 2020

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Varying interests will be lining up to fight their corner as Europe aims to reorganise and reinvent economic supply chains to ‘reconcile the economy with our planet’

Daniel Murray | 1 month ago

The threat of no-deal has led many businesses to identify and eliminate inefficiencies, allowing them to do more with less

Brian Cremin | 1 month ago

Real conversations about wealth transfer from parents to children are a must – and they should be had in plenty of time

Peter Kinsella | 1 month ago