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Michael D on why he should be President

Posted on October 04, 2011

Michael D Higgins

The Irish Times asked the seven candidates hoping to succeed President Mary McAleese to outline why they believe they would make a good president, here is Michael D's response, click on this link to read the full article.


I HAVE put myself forward for president of Ireland because of my passionate belief in our country and people. I offer both vision and experience as we open a new, transformative, chapter in our shared story.

My own journey has taken me from small farm to factory worker, clerk, student, university teacher, and into the public world where I have worked for equality and social justice.

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Labour to pick Presidential candidate this weekend

Posted on June 16, 2011

This weekend the Labour Party will be deciding who will be selected as the party's Presidential candidates. Three candidates have thrown their hat in the ring, Michael D Higgins, Fergus Finlay and Kathleen O'Meara.

We asked each of the potential candidates why they feel they would make the best candidate and you can see their responses in the videos below. In case you are not aware each is on Twitter so do follow Fergus, Michael D and Kathleen. We'll keep you up-to-date with Sunday's result so do check back.

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Fergus Finlay


Michael D Higgins


Kathleen O'Meara

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