Michael D. Higgins is holding a huge lead over his rivals and could possibly be serving another seven years as president of Ireland.

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An opinion poll in the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI shows Michael D. Higgins lead as nearly impossible to overtake in proportion to the other candidates. The support for the candidates are as follows: Michael D Higgins 66 per cent; Sean Gallagher 12 per cent; Liadh Ni Riada 11 per cent; Joan Freeman 5 per cent; Gavin Duffy 4 per cent; and Peter Casey 2 per cent.

-Sam Fitzsimons