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Dana loses out on royalties

DANA'S presidential bid won't be good for her royalties.

The former Eurovision winner's tracks have been delisted from RTE's library.

DJs at the broadcasters have been told not to play anything from her 30 albums.

"RTE is obliged to deliver fair and balanced coverage at all times, including election periods. Once we reach the close of nominations, that applies to all our outputs. Therefore to give any one candidate a boost by playing their music would seem an unwise situation," a station spokesman said.

Kenny dodges McGuinness rap

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has refused to back a claim by the Justice Minister that Martin McGuinness would be an "inappropriate" president.

Mr Kenny said that he would not be commenting on the suitability of individual candidates except for Fine Gael's nominee Gay Mitchell.

He was responding to questions about statements from minister Alan Shatter who lashed out at Sinn Fein last week.

Davis wins in poster war

TENS of thousands of election posters were being tied to lampposts around the country today.

But it appears that Mary Davis has already got one up on rival Gay Mitchell.

Both candidates had picked the same slogan for their campaign, 'Pride at Home, Respect Abroad'. But Mr Mitchell's new posters will read, 'Understands Our Past, Believes in Our Future'.