Monday 23 April 2018

John Downing: Like in 2011, the presidential 'phoney war' starts early

In the background the tall shadow of RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan,
looms. Is her coyness a case of ‘just ask me’? Photo: Tom Burke
In the background the tall shadow of RTÉ’s Miriam O’Callaghan, looms. Is her coyness a case of ‘just ask me’? Photo: Tom Burke
John Downing

John Downing

It has the makings of a great election ... but, then again, it might not happen until 2025.

In October 2011, seven candidates slugged it out for the right to be called Uachtarán na hÉireann in a helter-skelter campaign long on showbiz and short on politics.

It ran from Mayday until polling day at Halloween, peppered by nine full broadcast debates.

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