Priorities for the new president

Today, we congratulate president-elect Michael D Higgins and wish him well in office. After a bright start to the election, when he appeared to speak most realistically about what a president can actu

30th October, 2011

Today, we congratulate president-elect Michael D Higgins and wish him well in office. After a bright start to the election, when he appeared to speak most realistically about what a president can actually do, his campaign was overtaken by Sean Gallagher's bandwagon.

When that was derailed in the final days, following the explosive Frontline debate, voters flocked to the only candidate who had remained undamaged by a bruising campaign.

And that campaign may have been...

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