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We don't want return to Aras 'dull years'

Published 21/06/2011 | 05:00

For an office that is supposed to be 'above politics', I find it unedifying to see so many current and former politicians scrambling over each other to earn the right to live in the Aras for the next seven years.

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The Irish voter must be fed up with the majority of politicians. We seem to be learning that politicians may say they are X, Y or Z party, but they all really belong to the Me Fein party.

Before the last two Presidents, the Aras was seen as a reward for retired politicians, most of whom never really set the world on fire in terms of promoting the Office of the President.

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