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
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.