Why this presidential election was a pointless exercise

Why this presidential election was a pointless exercise

The five also-rans are no doubt patriotic, well-intentioned citizens. But why they want to start in the Phoenix Park is puzzling

I’m glad Michael D Higgins changed his mind about seeking a second term as President of Ireland. Although this was not his best campaign, he nonetheless emerged head and shoulders above the rest of the field. We have a strong record, since the office was established, of candidates of stature taking up residence in Áras an Uachtaráin.

A more lacklustre, uninspiring campaign than this one it is hard to remember. Higgins apart, none...

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