There will be no political rant today. Instead I’ll simply offer best wishes to our new president, Michael D Higgins, probably the only candidate suitable for the job, all things considered. One thing you can say for sure about Michael D: he won’t be an anonymous president and he might even manage to make life uncomfortable for this government and the next, in that powerless presidential, ceremonial way that the two Marys managed to perfect.
What about a bit of a song? And I do mean a bit, since this is cropped from the end of an old Saw Doctors song. I hope they won’t mind too much, but they seem like decent enough lads and anyway it’s all a celebration of the new man in the Big House.
Here we go. Michael D Michael D Up On His Bikel D.