John Drennan: Drama behind the scenes in Downton Aras
The apparent squabbles downstairs are unlikely to affect Paddy's opinion of Michael D
WHEN it came to the Presidential election of 2011, Michael D Higgins really was the Ziggy Stardust of that campaign. Labour's old warhorse may have won convincingly, but the celebrated million-vote man fell out of the sky in the last week.
Though Michael D had polled consistently well, the presidential campaign was dominated by the dramatic performances (and implosions) of Sean Gallagher, Martin McGuinness and David Norris.
One of the more curious consequences of this is that the electorate did not get a really good look at the man elected as head of State.