Sunday 26 February 2017

Will it be Park life for Miriam?

The idea of a celebrity in the Áras has sparked new interest in the presidency

Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

Worthy candidate: Miriam O'Callaghan
Worthy candidate: Miriam O'Callaghan

Halfway through the term of office of an Irish President, speculation arises as to who might be the next candidate as head of State. And thus has the name of the broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan been suggested as a possible successor to President Higgins. Miriam herself will neither confirm nor deny, but it's been a topic of discussion on social media - not always approvingly.

I will try to approach this matter objectively, and not allow any personal feelings to intervene. When it comes to personal feelings, it is very difficult to resist Miriam's charm.

I recently did a programme with her, and I don't think I have ever witnessed such courtesy and mindfulness in a media personality. She is aware of everyone around her and shows due acknowledgement of their presence.

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