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13 May 2011 Comments Off on REBOOTING THE PRESIDENCY

A mood seems to be growing in the country that we need to change the office of president to make it more compatible with the times. Every time a presidential election looms, a debate seems to occur along the lines of opening up the windows of Aras an Uachtaráin to admit the fresh air of modernity. But a particularly sharpened focus on the nature of the presidential function and the type of individual who should discharge it is likely to colour the build-up to the election of a ...