Higgins set to reverse from ‘one-term deal’

Inside Politics: President should explain why he changed his mind on running for second term

Michael D. Higgins will be president until he is 84 if he is re-elected. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Michael D. Higgins will be president until he is 84 if he is re-elected. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Remember when the wags used to call Micheál Martin the former future leader of Fianna Fáíl?

Well come October, we will need to begin describing Michael D Higgins as the former past President of Ireland.

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