Wednesday 24 May 2017

Drama-filled election had it all

President-elect Michael D Higgins speaking at his homecoming in Galway
President-elect Michael D Higgins speaking at his homecoming in Galway

•It resembled a highly charged version of the presidential elections, US style.

Accusations of murder, mystery and pretense in abundance. It had it all except for the glamour and a few lap dancing mistresses to pop up with sensationalist stories of marathon all-nighters.

The whole procedure would have gone unnoticed if Martin McGuinness, the ex-revolutionary fighter, had not entered the fray.

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