Wednesday 21 February 2018

Ding, ding: Round 2

Miriam O'Callaghan and Martin McGuinness are set to square off in another thumping match.

Sinn Fein's presidential candidate remonstrated with the popular RTE presenter after the 'Prime Time' debate this week over O'Callaghan's legitimate questions to McGuinness about his IRA past. The pair will come head-to-head again on Monday when the presenter chairs a debate on disability issues, held by Inclusion Ireland.

Art attack

Michael D Higgins yesterday described as "vile and nasty" the dissident republican bomb attack on Derry's City of Culture office this week.

On a visit to Derry, Michael D said: "Acts such as this are just meaningless and appalling. They are petty and cowardly. We have moved on from this type of thing. They picked the wrong location because art in all of its forms can never be defeated."

Making a stand

Martin McGuinness last night confirmed he will "stand with the people", while canvassing in Wicklow and Wexford. Well it beats standing on top of the people or behind people. Where exactly every other candidate is standing in relation to the people isn't quite clear.

That's the spirit

Presidential contender Mary Davis received the "Spirit of Humanity" award from Outreach Moldova, which provides childcare in the Eastern European country.

"The Spirit of Humanity award was launched to recognise an Irish citizen who espouses the mission of Outreach Moldova and has worked tirelessly to promote the human rights of children with disability and has done most to enhance the lives and development of those with disability."

Irish Independent

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