The Race to the Aras: Michael D gets the Labour nod, O’Dowd gets tipped from unlikely source

Michael D Higgins has secured Labour’s nomination for the Presidential election, seeing off Fergus Finlay and Kathleen O’Meara in the process. Meanwhile, as Eamonn Mallie tweets that the Irish Voice’s Niall O’Dowd has been in Dublin to check out potential support from Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein, former special advisor to Michael McDowell, Cormac Lucey, has penned a piece in the Irish Daily Mail outlining why O’Dowd could be the dark horse in this campaign.