Wednesday October 28, 2020

The presidency: Are you right there, Michael?

When Higgins ran for president in 2011, he secured more than a million votes and promised that he would serve only one seven-year term

20th August, 2017

Age:79 (the office of president was established in 1938 under the new Constitution)

Appearance: a turbulent and controversial contest where the last candidate left standing wins a seven-year stint in Áras an Uachtaráin

Newsworthiness: independent senator Gerard Craughwell has promised to force a presidential election next year if Michael D Higgins seeks a second term

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