Murphy: “candidates may pull out” of Presidential race

A Shannonside TD is forecasting that the nature of the Presidential race will change completely in a matter of months.

Roscommon/Galway TD Eugene Murphy was questioned on whether his leader Michael Martin should have given his backing to incumbent Michael D Higgins so early on, effectively ruling out Fianna Fáil representative going forward.

Deputy Murphy says given the extensive media scrutiny underway, candidates may very well pull out.

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Deputy Murphy says if Michael D Higgins was to withdraw, it would certainly mean Fianna Fáil and other parties would have a rethink: