Wednesday 17 October 2018

Johnny Fallon: How did the candidates perform in Primetime interrogation?

Johnny Fallon

THE presidency is a somewhat unusual election in Ireland. Unlike a general or local election the candidates get plenty of national media exposure. It is certainly not difficult to get your name known or your face out there.

Indeed, it will be interesting to see the reaction to Sean Gallagher’s decision to not to use roadside posters, because in this type of election media appearances and comment in national newspapers can have a far greater impact than a poster has.

We are set for a series of debates between all seven candidates and will be pretty much worn out listening to their message by the time this election is over. However after the first set of radio and TV appearances of the campaign proper some patterns are already evident.

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