On Friday, the Irish public go to the polls to elect their next President. So far it has been a very uninspiring campaign that has generated very little interest at home or abroad compared to a general election campaign.
Firstly, this is due to the fact that the role is mainly ceremonial. However, the fact that the incumbent, Michael D Higgins, has a 50+ percentage point lead over his closest rivals; Independent Sean Gallagher and Sinn Fein’s Liadh Ni Riada doesn’t help.
Unless something major happens between now and Thursday eve, I won’t be re-visiting this foregone conclusion…