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Aras 18: The Result

Well, the race is done and dusted and while elements of the final result surprised some, the winner certainly didn’t. Let’s look at the candidates one by one, in reverse order of final vote. Gavin Duffy, wow. 2.2% is a … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Who I Am Voting For

When it comes to choosing who I will vote for this Friday, I considered what I expect out of an Irish President. There are three things to consider. The first, and probably most important in reality, is the ceremonial aspect … Continue reading

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Aras 18: The Primetime Debate

So, for the last time with the full orchestra, its another Presidential debate. My opinions on the candidates: Peter Casey Calls Higgins a liar flat out at first. He really doesn’t seem to get how bad it makes him look. … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Ten Questions For Irish Presidential Candidates

We have just left the period ahead of the actual start of a Presidential campaign, where a succession of possible candidates throw their name forward, some, or even many, of which will fail to get a nomination. It’s silly season … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras Aftermath: The “Sort-Of” Winners

Continuing my post-election series. What is a “sort-of” winner? My definition would be: a person or organisation that claims success despite failing to win in a contest. There are two “sort-of” winners coming out of the Presidential and by-elections and … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Moratorium Be Damned

As mentioned in my last post on the Presidential campaign, I was undecided about who to actually vote for, due to the deficiencies I could see in all of the candidates. But, since then I have made a decision and … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Higgins On The Last Word

Impressions: -Bloody hell, he can be condescending. You understand the powers of the President? What a coincidence, so do I! You’re not alone! -I don’t care what his great Grandad did 80 years ago. -Paraphrasing: “I think assassinations are wrong” “Was Osama … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Mud-slinging And Round-Up

One thing that I have noticed about this Presidential campaign is the amount of commentary on the “mud-slinging” and “dirty” tactics being employed by the media and the candidates. It seems some people think that this 2011 Presidential campaign is … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Gallagher And Mitchell

It is a very big surprise to see Sean Gallagher doing so well in this race. Saying that, it was inevitable really, if I had put any thought into it. Higgins and Gallagher, the two candidates without any major flaws, … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Mary McAleese And…

It’s difficult for me to really talk about Mary McAleese in terms of an historical presidential moment. She’s the current President after all, and I was always taught that stuff this recent isn’t history, its journalism. That, and like Mary … Continue reading

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