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Miriam for President?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭Colonel Claptrap


    O'Callaghan ruled herself out on her weekend show a few months ago.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,408 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    I personally think Higgins should step down.

    Give someone younger a chance.
    He should step down (or do you mean not run) simply because someone younger isn't better than him and wouldn't have a chance?
    His age hasn't really stopped him performing his job so I'm not sure how that becomes a factor. I don't want him (or anyone else) to decide against running simply because someone younger wouldn't get it otherwise.
    There is nothing stopping someone younger from running as long as they meet the necessary criteria.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,067 ✭✭✭368100


    I think he has decided and is playing a cagey game. For what its worth I reckon he will run again.

    Maybe so......But how has he not got integrity by not announcing his decision before he has to.....bizarre comment to make.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 152 ✭✭Thomas__.


    368100 wrote: »
    seamus wrote: »
    Yes, everyone knows how much the Irish President likes to throw his weight around to push the plebs out of the way:
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    I don't recall a single time that I've ever seen or heard of any person or vehicle "pushed off the road" to make way for the Irish president. Once or twice I've had shickalonies stop traffic for 30 seconds at a junction to let him through. But that doesn't sound nearly as sensational as being "pushed off the road".

    Your distaste for pomp and ceremony is understandable and I share it in many aspects, but claiming that the office of the president is some kind of golden throne in Ireland is way off the mark.

    A work colleague was getting his hair cut in grafton barbers a few weeks ago when Michael D walked in, he sat and waited his turn despite being offered to skip the queue and when he was finished they offered no charge, again he insisted that he would pay and did so, leaving a generous tip in the process. M
    The man has integrity.

    Not just that, I think that he leads a normal life as much as it is possible as President, not losing touch with the people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,528 ✭✭✭✭Tell me how


    I don't recall any such claim at all about bringing jobs. I liked him because his emphasis at the time was about being a president who could go abroad and talk about Ireland as a young dynamic business oriented country.

    Actions speak louder than words, he'd have been talking about a "young dynamic business oriented country" where, if you made a "donation" to the right person you'd get an opportunity to prosper.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 152 ✭✭Thomas__.


    I don't recall any such claim at all about bringing jobs. I liked him because his emphasis at the time was about being a president who could go abroad and talk about Ireland as a young dynamic business oriented country.

    Actions speak louder than words, he'd have been talking about a "young dynamic business oriented country" where, if you made a "donation" to the right person you'd get an opportunity to prosper.

    Gallagher did talk about bringing jobs to Ireland and that was nearly on every occasion he could get and by this fairly showing his lack of grasp what the Office of the President is all about, in other words going beyond the merely representative and constitutional duties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 370 ✭✭MaxFlower


    Muahahaha wrote: »

    Funny story but in my case right before the Denmark football game I hitched onto the back of Michael Ds Army escort on his way to Lansdowne Road. I was on my motorbike going through the Park and they passed me by. I tagged myself on to the back of the escort but kept back far enough to not piss off the Army motorbike outriders. I got all the way from the Aras in the Park to OConnell Bridge in under 5 minutes, it was like Moses going through the Red Sea :D

    Right now, all I can hear in my head is you repeating your username over and over, while stuck like a limpet to the back of poor auld Mikeldy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,233 ✭✭✭sdanseo


    I personally think Higgins should step down.

    Give someone younger a chance.

    I couldn't give a crap how old the President is, once s/he can perfrom their duties.


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