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.


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