Fionnan Sheahan: Race to succeed McAleese will be no stroll in the park
The Presidential election is over a year away and yet there is no shortage of candidates lining up to replace President Mary McAleese.
The early start of Senator David Norris in declaring his intention to contest the election has had a knock-on effect in terms of flushing out prospective opponents.
Ironically, the independent Senator may not be a candidate at all as he will find it hard to secure a nomination without the backing of a major party -- particularly now it's clear the Labour Party has its own internal candidates.
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