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We can't afford to have a President

Published 16/03/2011 | 05:00

As the presidential race formally begins, in these times of redundancy and cutbacks would it not be prudent of the new Government to at least consider a referendum on the existence of the surely irrelevant post?

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Where is the room, I wonder, for a ceremonial position which siphons funds from the country for the maintenance of a big house and bigger salary? Killian Foley-Walsh

Kilkenny

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