Second run for Áras might not be so easy for Michael D

Second run for Áras might not be so easy for Michael D
President Michael D Higgins can expect more scrutiny this time than in 2011 Pic: Fergal Phillips

President Higgins will have a formidable opponent in the shape of a well-organised Sinn Féin

This column has previously campaigned for the democratic right of Irish people to vote in a presidential election.

The very definition of a republic involves an election contest to decide who will become the country’s first citizen. Our Republic is not a coronation determined by the dominance of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour votes in the Oireachtas. Senator Gerard Craughwell has done the state some service in his year-long public crusade to have an...

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