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Clusterf**k To The Aras: Sorry (I Was Caught)

So, three candidates are falling away. Mary Davis. The revelations about her earnings in recent years make for uncomfortable reading. While she may have been perfectly entitled to the massive amounts of money that she earned, I would have deep-seeded … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: The Late Late Debate

Having watched the Late Late debate, I thought I’d share a few quick thoughts on each of the candidates. Gay Mitchell – Strong and confident in most of his answers. – But, not much time to answer due to the … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras: And Then There Were Seven

It has been a busy week in the Irish Presidential race. I previously expressed my doubts that David Norris could get the required number of Oireachtas members or county councils in order to get on the ballot. I based this … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Patrick Hillery And The Late Night Phone Calls

In order to understand the most notable moment in the Presidency of Patrick Hillery, one has to understand one of the more complicated Presidential powers. The President appoints the Taoiseach and his/her government, once they have been selected by a … Continue reading

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Dave’ 11: An Unfortunate Announcement

Due to the unforseen press intrusion into my life and into the lives of my family and friends, I wish to announce that I am withdrawing myself as a candidate for the Irish Presidential race. This decision has not been … Continue reading

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Clusterf**k To The Aras!: Harris, Norris, McGuiness And O’Murchu

A bit to talk about today, in regard a few different aspects of the Presidential race. Eoghan Harris, a writer for the Irish Independent, was on Matt Cooper Thursday evening (unfortunately, that link won’t last forever), discussing David Norris and his … Continue reading

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David Norris: Back With A (Possible) Vengeance

While it certainly makes the contest far more interesting, I must admit my considerable surprise at the news that Senator David Norris is, according the Sunday Independent, soon to announce that he is re-entering the nomination fight for the Presidential … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Cearbhall O’ Dalaigh And The “Thundering Disgrace”

Cearbhall O Dalaigh was a compromise choice between the various parties to succeed the late Erskine Childers. A Fianna Fail man with an extensive legal background (A multi-time Attorney General and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court), his time … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Erskine Childers And The Limits Of The Office

Erskine Childers took office in May 1973 and served until November 1974, when he died of a heart attack, the only person to date to have died in the office. A Fianna Fail stalwart, son of his namesake father who … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Douglas Hyde And The GAA Ban

Commencing a short little blog post series, to discuss some of the more notable moments in Irish Presidential history. Douglas Hyde had a very quiet inaugural term in the new office of President. A candidate picked for his ability to … Continue reading

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