Sunday 4 December 2016

A crowded field in the race for Presidency

Published 20/06/2011 | 10:20

WHETHER it is the sport of kings or the sport of presidents, in the race for the Aras there have not been so many runners in the field since the Grand National, and there are almost as many dark horses.

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The Labour Party stable has commendable form of late, and there was no major surprise when Michael D Higgins romped home yesterday, securing his party's selection for the coveted post in the park.

A close examination of bloodlines has been fruitless in determining who will wear the blue shirt for Fine Gael. Perhaps a more excessive use of the whip might have been in order.

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