The headline in an AFP newswire report (which will be seen in practically every news organisation in the world) says it all: "Gay activist, ex-IRA man and pop star seek Irish presidency".
Meanwhile Germany's Bild tabloid paper is running the surreal news of Rihanna's video shoot in a field in Bangor, Co. Down as its big entertainment story of the day.
Its lead piece is headlined: "Farmer chases Rihanna out of the field."
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