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“Who Will Be the Next President of Ireland? Time Will Tell….”

Dublin: As President Michael D. Higgins’ term nears its end, speculation is rife about his potential successor. Political circles are abuzz with discussions about who will step into the prestigious role of the President of Ireland.

Leaders from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and Sinn Féin, as well as independent candidates like Peter Casey, are reportedly eyeing the President’s House.

There is considerable support within Fianna Fáil for leader Micheál Martin to run for the presidency. Historically, Éamon de Valera is the only party leader to have served as both Prime Minister and President. With the presidency offering a €332,000 annual salary over a 14-year term, along with other benefits, many see it as a significant opportunity for Martin. However, it remains to be seen if he will choose to retire from active national politics and pursue this role.

From Fine Gael, Mairead McGuinness is a potential nominee, particularly if she does not secure the position of European Commissioner. Former party leader and Prime Minister Enda Kenny is also considered a strong contender.

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams is another prominent name tipped for the presidency. Despite his defeat in local elections, Peter Casey, along with other independents like Mick Wallace, has expressed interest in the presidential race.

As the political landscape evolves, the coming months will reveal who among these potential candidates will officially enter the race for the presidency of Ireland.

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