Michael D rides once more

Inside Politics: The President intends this summer to declare his intention to stand again

President Michael D Higgins: plans to run for the presidency again. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins: plans to run for the presidency again. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Our front page this morning has the answer to one of the favourite parlour-game questions of Irish politics: will President Michael D Higgins stand for a second term? Our deputy political editor, Fiach Kelly, has the story: he will.

Michael D has let it be known he intends this summer to declare his intention to stand again when his term expires in the autumn. We may be publicising this news a little earlier than the Aras intended. So let’s hope he doesn’t mind too much.

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