A small elite seems to think an election doesn’t fit its agenda

Independent candidates for the presidency need all the official help they can get – not the obstruction of new politics


PRINCIPLE: Sean Gallagher with his wife Trish and their children Bobby and Lucy
PRINCIPLE: Sean Gallagher with his wife Trish and their children Bobby and Lucy

‘The President shall be elected by direct vote of the people’ – Article 12.2.1 Bunreacht na hEireann

The Irish Constitution is abundantly clear in relation to the election of the President of Ireland. It directs that the role should not be dictated by the narrow interests of any individual, group or political party but by the democratic right of the people.

In this context, last week I wrote to the mayor or chair of each of the country’s local authorities.

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