Fianna Fáil to consider Miriam O'Callaghan as their candidate for the role of president?

sport02

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94% of Fianna Fáil councillors want the party to put forward a candidate for the presidency.
Miriam O'Callaghan and Anne Doyle being considered.

But if they are not to go the celebrity route, names such as Dermot Ahern, Bertie Ahern, Conor Lenihan, Barry Cowen and Timmy Dooley
are being mentioned.


https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/miriam-ocallaghan-on-top-of-fianna-fil-candidate-wish-list-for-presidential-election-36433047.html

One councillor told the Indo that Michael wants Miriam on the Fianna Fáil ticket.
 


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Hilarious, deeply sad and excruciatingly embarrassing at the same time.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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Might as well get it out of the way........

Genuinely?
 

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Bertie recently on the radio when discussing Brexit was asked if he would consider running and while he did not rule it out he said Michael D was a great friend.
 

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Nonsense. She wouldn't win. And they know it. They weren't born yesterday.

She must be livid at being outed as a member of the Fianna Fáil family.
Outed? Have you been living under a feckin rock?
 

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She'd have no problem getting knockers.
 

KEYHOLE KATE

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Barbie goes to Phoenix Park? Is it too late to buy one now? My grandson (aged l3) is "mad" for one.
 

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Nonsense. She wouldn't win. And they know it. They weren't born yesterday.

She must be livid at being outed as a member of the Fianna Fáil family.
Oh come on, her being outed as FF is like Kevin Spacy's outing as gay.

I actually like Miriam, and compared to the rogues gallery listed beneath.

But Barry Cowen...?

Like forget people's past, just consider that the President has to be actually pleasant to people...

And Miriam in the park means less Miriam on the telly.

And the pay cut would save the country money for 14 years....
 

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Anne Doyle lacks the gravitas compared to Miriam.

And yes, everything is relative.
 

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We must try not to get too concerned, the headline in the indo is totally unconnected to the article (there's a surprise) and the OP is totally unconnected even to the headline.


Labours Mrs Brown now, there's a possibility. F*ckin' great, she'd be. :D
 

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She'd be a strong candidate if the majority of likely voters weren't firmly in the "Higgins is doing fine" or "Who cares, just leave Higgins there if he wants it". You really need a reason to dump an Irish president, he hasn't given one.
 

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She'd be a strong candidate if the majority of likely voters weren't firmly in the "Higgins is doing fine" or "Who cares, just leave Higgins there if he wants it". You really need a reason to dump an Irish president, he hasn't given one.
It'd be worth having an election even if just to emphasise him breaking his word not to run again and then there's all the fun of the debates, RTE trying to look impartial, SF trying to play it straight, FG trying not to be last, FF trying not to look like they're trying to get rid of someone, Labour putting up a woman because well, she's a woman and there's bound to be votes in that. Great fun all around.
 

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Bertie recently on the radio when discussing Brexit was asked if he would consider running and while he did not rule it out he said Michael D was a great friend.
Excellent. We, the people, will rule De Bert out, instead, via the ballot box.

How about a Mary Davis, PD range vote for Teflon. And the Ditherer can refund his deposit, in a peculiarly ronic twust to Noel Densey's electoral laws that were designed to intimidate independents and smaller parties.
 


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