Wednesday 21 March 2018

Our constant president

Mary McAleese
Mary McAleese

Sir -- After watching the presidential candidates I was not impressed and thought how lucky we were to have such a wonderful lady like Mary McAleese as our President for the past 14 years and it's so sad that she cannot be reappointed for another term.

In my opinion none of the candidates come within striking distance of our wonderful ambassador for the island of Ireland over the past two terms, through good times and bad times.

Her carefree, easygoing style won many hearts, and she was as much at home opening a creche or tourist centre, or visiting relatives in Co Roscommon, as she was meeting and welcoming dignitaries to Ireland or visiting third world countries to see the poverty and hunger at first hand.

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