Saturday October 31, 2020

Bar has been raised for presidential hopefuls

Former presidential advisers warn the growing list of Áras candidates that the campaign trail can be tough, writes Niamh Connolly

13th August, 2011

Bride Rosney, the former communications adviser to former president Mary Robinson, remembers her shock at being buttonholed in Grafton Street by an angry woman at the height of Robinson’s term in office.

Rosney listened while the woman vented her exasperation at the futile efforts of a women’s refuge centre to raise funding, only for the centre finally to get some new bed linen when the president was about to visit it.

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