Friday 19 January 2018

Race for Aras

•The exit of Gay Byrne from the presidential stakes is to be welcomed. For a frightening moment it looked as if the pantomime season had come early.

It is hard to imagine a more delusional or hubristic pitch like his assertion, that were the clamour for his entrance into the presidential campaign to reach a sufficient decibel level he would have to listen.

This is the kind of self-serving rubbish Mr Byrne would have been the first to ridicule were he doing what he once did so peerlessly on the national airwaves.

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