Gallagher sets sail for the park

Campaign trail: PAMELA DUNCAN 's sideways look at the presidential election

Campaign trail: PAMELA DUNCAN's sideways look at the presidential election

Forget about Seán Gallaghers political connections to Fianna Fáil. The Country Living section of the

Irish Farmers Journal

has revealed something far worse.


He is, we are sorry to report, a Gareth Brooks fan and is particularly fond of the song The River: "especially the line, 'I will sail my vessel until the river runs dry'. It encourages me to give things my all".

Dana, on the other hand is into Beethoven's Pastoral Symphonywhich makes her feel like she's "in the middle of the country", while Martin McGuinness (a bit predictably) likes Mná na hEireannand A Song for Ireland.


“ Once the error was spotted by my accountants, who I spoke to at length last night, they brought it to my attention and within four weeks, the money was moved into the correct account. There is no breach in this case

The candidate responds to an Irish Timesreport that he was paid a loan of over €82,000 by one of his companies in 2009 in breach of company law.

Swearing into office takes on new meaning

An Irish firm is offering lie detector tests to the presidential candidates in the run-up to next week’s vote. Sian Devine, managing director of polygraph company, Lie Detector Ltd says the public should have the right to put a question to each of the candidates which elicits a truthful response and we are offering to do this in a polygraph test. “This election is a close run contest and this could help voters make their final decision.”


Bosco has joined Twitter (@BoscoOfficial) and kindly extended his best wishes to all seven presidential candidates. Dana replied: “Thank you Bosco for your kind words and your support”.