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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Michael D forgets party allegiance on election posters

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

WITH the presidential election looming fast, Labour's Michael D Higgins is not a chap prone to hiding his light under a bushel. But yesterday he was lurking modestly in a corner of the Labour party think-in.

Or rather, his brand-new election flyers were, until eagle-eyed Irish Independent photographer Frank McGrath spotted boxes of the leaflets stacked in a quiet corner of the Mount Wolseley Hotel at the party's think-in, awaiting a grand unveiling.

Bearing the slogan "A President who will do us proud," they show an avuncular, benign-looking Michael D, arms reaching out in a father-of-the-nation gesture. He is, it implies, a safe pair of hands. He won't set fire to the Aras or aggravate the IMF.

But, perhaps in his haste to be first out of the presidential traps with his election literature, Michael D forgot to include one thing in his slick-looking leaflets -- for there is nary a sign of a Labour Party logo.

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